I flew to Virginia Beach to face paint at the 2016 Tidewater Comicon. The event was two days long at the Virginia Beach convention center. The attendance was over 23,000 people. I face painted nonstop for 9 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday. It seemed like everyone wanted to get their face painted. On Saturday I had an hour and half wait time. We had a number system which allowed the guests to walk around and enjoy the convention while they waited for their turn to get painted.
I painted some of the same kids and adults on both days. It was great to have returning customers. I had a mother and son that were Dead Pool and The Hulk on both days. I was able to get creative and give them very different designs for their favorite characters on Saturday and Sunday. I had a ton of fun and love painting super heros. I can’t wait to return to next years Tidewater Comicon!
The Tidewater Comicon was action packed with Celebrities, comic book creators, bat-mobiles, and so much more. There were tons of awesome cosplayers and everyone seemed to have a blast. I cannot wait to face paint at the event next year. I will be bringing additional face painters with me to meet the needs of such an successful event.