ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — When it comes to building a costume for MegaCon, some artists acquire months, even months. But for Dan Gruden, it is really just a subject of rolling out of bed.
What You Will need To Know
- Dan Gruden is attending MegaCon this yr cosplaying as Stan Lee
- He appears to be so a lot like the late Marvel wonderful that Gruden states hundreds of individuals talk to to get photographs with him
- Gruden’s grandchildren have been the initially to position out his uncanny resemblance to Lee
His facial area is all as well recognizable to MegaCon admirers, keen to snap a image, and he usually takes a lot of them in a working day.
“Maybe 600 or 700,” Gruden stated with a giggle.
But it was essentially his grandchildren who very first pointed out his head-turning resemblance.
“Him my name is Dan and I am a Stan Lee lookalike,” Gruden mentioned.
A previous common foreman for Ford for 35 several years, he now spends his days walking conference aisles cosplaying as the late comedian ebook legend Stan Lee.
But if you inquire him, he says he did not see the resemblance at initially.
“I don’t see Stan Lee when I appear in the mirror, but anyone was telling me I looked like Stan Lee. So, I guess I seem like Stan Lee,” Gruden reported.
And inspite of acquiring to join other “masked heroes” at this year’s MegaCon, thanks to the mask mandate, he is even now making a long lasting impression.
“The imagery … if it is really not there individuals will neglect .. and they are going to see pictures, but they’ll ignore Stan Lee … I want it to be like he’s nevertheless out there strolling all around, even if I am just a lookalike,” Gruden claimed.
Now wrapping his 2nd working day of MegaCon, Gruden is definitely experience the love.
“I get a good deal of hugs … some tears … double takes,” he stated.
He is enjoying having back again with his cosplay group, a pastime he plans to go on.
“I’ll do this as extensive as I can do it … so with any luck , a variety of many years into the long run,” Gruden claimed. “At minimum I never have to improve wardrobe way too a lot.”
Everyone who wishes to see what else Dan is up to can examine out his Fb page.
MegaCon shut Friday at 7 p.m. but will resume for Saturday and Sunday. Any one organizing to occur to MegaCon should don’t forget there is a mask mandate in position for when you are inside the convention center.