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‘Geeks’ Miramontes, Gourley turn hobby into small business

February 1, 2013 • Local News

Arely Miramontes and Kirk Gourley in costume. (Courtesy Photo)

Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark better beware — you no longer have to be a millionaire to get your hands on superhero gadgets.

If you want to be a superhero, or at least look like one, local couple Kirk Gourley and Arely Miramontes can recreate items from your favorite comic book or video game character’s arsenal.

It was fanboy meets fangirl when Gourley, 21, and Miramontes, 20, met and discovered their mutual interests in video games and all things superheroes and comic books.

Eventually, the pair began attending comic book conventions and expos and got into cosplay, or “costume play,” dressing as characters from comic book and video game culture. This summer, the couple plans to attend the annual San Diego Comic-Con.

“It’s so much more fun to go in costume,” Gourley said. “It’s like Halloween, Login to read more

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