Chloe Taton, left, talks with Shane Harris during the Sno-Isle ComicCon on Sunday morning at the Snohomish Library. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Chloe Taton, left, talks with Shane Harris during the Sno-Isle ComicCon on Sunday morning at the Snohomish Library. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

ComicCon at the Snohomish Library presents ‘all kinds of fun’

SNOHOMISH — The library opened more than three hours early Sunday to welcome kids and adults dressed up as super heroes. They walked into a room with the Evergreen Community Orchestra playing tunes from “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.”

Conor Griffin, 10, of Everett, was One Punch Man, dressed in a yellow jump suit, red glove and boots.

Sister Keira Griffin, 7, was dressed as Princess Unicorn, but there was just one problem. She wasn’t crazy about wearing the costume’s headband, which included a unicorn’s horn.

They were among the nearly 100 people participating Sunday in a ComicCon event at the Snohomish Library. It’s thought to be the biggest such event sponsored at Sno-Isle Libraries.

“Who doesn’t like dressing up every now and then?” said librarian Grant Perrigo, whose costume was Mr. Incredible from the Disney movie “The Incredibles.”

The event included “typical ComicCon stuff,” Perrigo said, such as a costume contest, a photo station, and virtual reality video games.

Dressing up as a character is part of ComicCon events scheduled around the nation, including Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle.

“A lot of times they sell out or they’re too far to travel to, and they cost money,” Perrigo said.

He and librarians from Monroe and Lake Stevens wanted an event that was free, with its targeted audience being kids and teens.

That didn’t stop adults from participating. Shane Harris, 50, who drove up from Tacoma costumed as the outer planetary character Dakkon Knox. His helmet had both a cooling system and a way to amplify words so he could hear comments from people who gathered around him.

Part of Sunday’s Comicon event encouraged participants to award tickets to people they thought had winning costumes in three categories: best homemade costume, most imaginative and best overall. Kids eagerly walked up to Harris to hand him their tickets.

ComicCon events “are all kinds of fun,” Harris said. “I have three or four costumes — all ‘Star Wars’ based.”

Kathryn Orbino, 15, of Lake Stevens, was dressed as Kiki from the “Kiki Delivery Service” movie, with a big red bow in her hair, black dress, orange purse and holding a broom.

Orbino said she enjoys dressing up as a character whose personality she likes. Kiki, she said, “doesn’t give up; she’s happy.”

Raelene Mock, 17, came from Arlington as a warrior elf. “She likes to be in the woods and take care of others,” she explained.

Perrigo said he hoped that the event demonstrates the variety of materials the library has to offer, including ComicCon-themed DVDs, comic books and books.

Some of those attending took the opportunity to check out and take home some of those materials.

Emily Felt, a teen librarian at the Monroe Library, dressed in a homemade costume of R2D2 from “Star Wars.” She beamed as she looked around the room.

“It’s kind of like a second Halloween,” she said. “Costumes, candy. I’m having a great time.”

Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486;

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Local News

Kim Skarda points at her home on a map on Thursday, June 20, 2024 in Concrete, Washington. A community called Sauk River Estates has a very steep slope above it. There is a DNR-approved timber sale that boarders the estate properties, yet they were not consulted about the sale before approval. The community has already appealed the sale and has hired their own geologist to conduct a slope stability report at the site. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Beneath steep slope, Concrete neighbors fear landslides from logging above

Nielsen Brothers plans to cut 54 acres of timber directly behind the community of 83 homes. Locals said they were never consulted.

Law enforcement respond to a person hit by a train near the Port of Everett Mount Baker Terminal on Thursday, June 27, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
2 killed in waterfront train crashes were near Mukilteo ‘quiet zone’

In June, two people were hit by trains on separate days near Mukilteo Boulevard. “These situations are incredibly tragic,” Everett’s mayor said.

Rob Plotnikoff takes a measurement as a part of the county's State of Our Waters survey at Tambark Creek in Bothell, Washington on Monday, July 1, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Snohomish County stream team bushwhacks a path to healthier waterways

This summer, the crew of three will survey 40 sites for the State of Our Waters program. It’s science in locals’ backyards.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Mountlake Terrace in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
4th suspect arrested after Mountlake Terrace home robbery

Police arrested Taievion Rogers, 19, on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged his three alleged accomplices in April.

A 10 acre parcel off of Highway 99, between 240th and 242nd Street Southwest that the city of Edmonds is currently in the process of acquiring on Monday, July 10, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds ditches $37M Landmark public park project off Highway 99

The previous mayor envisioned parks and more in south Edmonds, in a historically neglected area. The new administration is battling budget woes.

Edmonds school official sworn in as Mount Vernon supe

Victor Vergara took his oath of office last week. He was assistant superintendent of equity and student success in Edmonds.

Photos by Olivia Vanni / The Herald
Gabby Bullock sits on her bed in a room she shares with another housemate on June 14 in Everett.
‘We don’t have openings’: SnoCo recovery houses struggle with demand

Advocates say the homes are critical for addiction recovery. But home prices make starting a sober living house difficult.

Melinda Grenier serves patrons at her coffee truck called Hay Girl Coffee during the third annual Arlington Pride event in Arlington, Washington on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Food safety team defends its work: it’s a ‘high pressure, thankless’ job

Management tried to set the record straight about long permit delays in Snohomish County.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
Global tech outage leaves a mark on Snohomish County

The CrowdStrike software update hit some systems at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and briefly disrupted 911 operations.

Performers joust during the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire at Sky Meadows Park in Snohomish, Washington, on Sunday, Aug. 06, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Royalty and revelry: The spirit of the Renaissance comes to Monroe

The annual Renaissance fair will open its doors every weekend from July 20 to Aug. 18

Trees and foliage grow at the Rockport State Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Rockport, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
When you get lost in WA, what’s the cost to get rescued? Surprisingly little

Washington’s volunteer search and rescue teams save lives without costly bills.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.