Bodacious, Gnarly, Radical, Tubular and Wicked. Break out your best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle phrases because we are bringing the Turtles to theWashington State Summer Con in June. Cowabunga!
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo make up the beloved team of mutant red-eared sliders turtles the live in the sewers of New York City. The crime fighting ninjas have captured the hearts and minds of big and little kids for over three decades and will be with us both days on June 15th and 16th.
Our crew is led by Jason Ybarra who built his street legal Turtle Van back in 2011 because of his love for the original TMNT cartoon created by Kevin Eastman. In 2013, Jason found an artist that made replica turtle cosplay suits from the original 1990s movie.
He quickly became Los Angeles’ go to guy for birthday party and comic convention appearances. In 2014, Jared’s Epic Party in Dallas brought Jason and his cosplay group to its event which featured Vanilla Ice performing with the Turtles on stage again for the first time since his movie appearance with them 20 years earlier.
Since 2014, Jason’s TMNT VAN cosplay group has been touring with Vanilla Ice, and is the official turtle cosplay team for all his shows. They have been featured on the Today Show and performed at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows premier event with Vanilla Ice as well.
Jason Ybarra has a background in television and movies being one of the villains (Baboo) in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and currently works as a craft service person in the industry on the HBO hit show Westworld. Jason appeared on season 7 of the Vanilla Ice project and also owns 2 food trucks in Los Angeles.
We will be building a fun set to include the TMNT van and all of the Turtles at Summer Con. Attendees will get plenty of opportunities to get pictures and have fun with one of our featured displays this year… and yes, we will have plenty of pizza ready to eat.
There will be set times posted for professional photo opportunities.