SDCC is a blast, but you definitely need to come prepared. Here are some survival tips from those who’ve learned from experience.

Hypable scoured the SDCC 2017 showroom floor for the biggest fans out there, hoping to curate a list of survival tips that would help even the most organizationally challenged fan succeed at the convention. Some of these fans seem like they were born for the unique and crazy world of San Diego Comic-Con, while some have clearly learned the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Does all of the recent SDCC talk have you dying to attend? Did you make some big mistakes in your preparation this year? Do you just want to laugh along with fellow fans about the madness that is SDCC? No matter what your situation, these tips are sure to leave you feeling more prepared, inspire you for your next great cosplay, or at least leave you laughing!

Check out what these very well-dressed fans chose as their best SDCC survival tip. If you have your own advice for future attendees, let us know, in the comments!


Umbrella for long, sunny lines


Don’t fart in a crowd :)


Comfortable shoes


Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, & Dodge


Don’t cosplay as Negan in 80F weather


Stay hydrated…but not too hydrated (or else you’ll have to pee too much)


Make sure your suitcase locks.


Don’t lose your head

Don't go into the bathroom alone.
Don’t go into the bathroom alone.

Positivity! :)
Positivity! :)


GET HERE EARLY


Rum makes everything better


Blanket + umbrella to Hall H line!


Don’t step on my f***ing tentacles…


Have friends :)


Don’t forget your chimichangas!


WATER!


Stay wasted!


Prepare


Don’t wear something this hot


Take care of your feet


Don’t wear wings, it’s not worth it


BRING INSOLES


If you stop walking, MOVE OVER


Don’t wear 5 layers of clothing


Pack your lunch


Wear deodorant!


Comfy shoes

What are your best SDCC survival tips?

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