Southern California Ghostbusters Turn up at Anaheim Comic Con
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Shannon Cottrell Southern California Ghostbusters at Anaheim Comic Con
Crewes Kime says he's been a fan of Ghostbusters "from birth."
"I came out wearing a Ghostbusters uniform and have been wearing one ever since."
We met the dedicated fan Saturday afternoon at Wizard World's Anaheim Comic Con, where the Orange County resident was working the booth for Southern California Ghostbusters, a local group of fans of the spooky comedy who make props and costumes and occasionally appear at events.
Situated in the fan club section of the exhibit all floor at Anaheim Convention Center, the booth gave passers-by a chance to check out an array of homemade ghostbusting devices. Like many others at the booth, Kime was wearing a uniform patterned after the ones featured in the Ghostbusters movies.
Shannon Cottrell Southern California Ghostbusters member Crewes Kime shows us a proton pack.
"It's military surplus," Kime said of his outfit. "I bought that, dyed it to the right colors, found the patches, got a patch made with my name on it."
He added, "The uniform itself didn't take much to make, but it's in the other props, the proton pack, the ghost traps, the PKE meters. Those are the props that we really make ourselves and put most of our effort into"