"It’s very cool to see every year. You never know what to expect. The more over the top - the better," said Comic-Con fan Francesca Forrester.
Across from the Convention Center, the Tin Fish Restaurant has undergone a transformation. It now looks like the set from "Grimm", including the show’s forest courtesy of Green Set in West Hollywood.
“People are going to be able to walk through here,” said Jeff Dombro. “They’ve got interactive TV’s showing a bit of Grimm.”
Four semi-trucks and two flatbeds full of hundreds of plants, including a 23-foot Redwood were brought in to transform the restaurant.
“This is probably one of the bigger things we’ve done. Almost everything you see here is real,” Dombro said.
Crunch Time Popcorn, an ice cream and specialty popcorn store in the East Village, was approached by the creative genius behind Ohiya Friends Jason Tharpe to remake the shops entrance for the four-day comic fest.
“We knew we wanted to do something outside of Comic-Con,” said Tharpe. “Ohiya is a line of characters, each with their individual personalities. It’s all based around the idea of just saying 'Hi' to somebody.”
Tharpe said when he spoke to the owners of Crunch Time Popcorn he knew he had the right people and right company to work with.
“Not only does their personality match what Ohiya stands for and their food’s awesome, it’s just perfect,” he said.