Near the end of September, Arqspin was offered the exciting opportunity by our friends over at Tenacious Toys to travel to New York City to attend and participate in the 2015 New York Comic Con hosted in the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Excited about the chance to display some creative uses for our 360 degree photography platform, we decided to create an opportunity for the thousands of costumed attendees to create free spins of themselves in their intricate and creative outfits they’d designed for the weekend, all of which you can view here at our Comic Con site!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, New York Comic Con is an annual fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Fans and enthusiasts descend on New York City to visit hundreds of exhibits displaying unreleased media, unique collectibles, celebrity panels, and much more. Attendance to the convention has steadily risen throughout the years, reaching over 150,000 attendees in 2014. A common activity among guests, called cosplaying, is to dress in impressive and creative costumes emulating the characters and creations within their favorite media that they know and love. It’s with this in mind that we set out to create free visual souvenirs of their costumes that they dedicated their time and passion into creating.
After arriving at the convention we set up our booth and began creating spins of attendees. After explaining how yes, they were free, and no, it wouldn’t took long at all, guests excitedly posed on our turntable for a quick spin taken simply with an iPhone 6. After creating their spins, guests then added their own tag and the spins were uploaded to our website at www.arqspin.com/comiccon where they can be found and shared. To see all the amazing costumes we created spins of during our stay at New York Comic Con, checkout out our website at www.arqspin.com/comiccon!