Thursday, March 31, 2011
Ok, final post on MegaCon - all from Sunday, the last day of the convention.
You might recognize the steampunk Baroness from my photos of the Miami Comic-Con last month. I got to chat with her for quite a while on Friday: we talked corsets, steampunk, her various other costumes, and some of her stranger encounters at cons. It was fascinating. (She goes by Aleta Pardalis online, btw, and I did my best to convince her to start her own blog - so fingers crossed!) Now I kind of want to do a documentary on cosplayers - although I'm sure several probably already exist.
You might ask why there are KISS cosplayers at a scifi and comic book convention:
I'm sure it will surprise absolutely none of you to learn that this was one of my favorite shots of the day:
Since that's a hard cosplay act to follow, allow me to instead show off the cutest backpack of the con:
We learned during the costume contest that this is Clank from Ratchet & Clank. (Hence the girl's ears.) Isn't he adorable?
In fact, there were tons of great plush backpacks around: Star Wars, teddy bears, cute little anime animals - you name it. This Animal one made me laugh:
Ok, back to the costumes:
There was always a huge crowd out in front of the entrance to the main con area. A lot of the Anime kids would set down boom boxes there and hold impromptu dance sessions. Which is what these three are doing:
[Buggy the Clown from One Piece? Ok. If that means something to you guys...]
Ooh, and this was cool: Spider-Woman!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
- The Secret Messages in 12 Logos
Can you spot the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo?
(Yeah. Mind = BLOWN) Hit the link for the other eleven.
- Make a Book a Day
Donna Meyer is making a new book every day for 365 days. So far she's used everything from boxes to leather, and playing cards to LPs:
With over fifty days and books already under her belt, you're sure to come away inspired!
And speaking of bad, don't miss:
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I got so many great photos at MegaCon on Saturday that I had to split the day's post in two. Here's the second half:
This is the first time I've seen The Real Ghostbusters - aka the animated version - cosplay! Love the red glasses on Spengler. (The guy on the right just happened to be standing there; he's from GB2.)
Again, I don't know the characters - assuming they *are* characters, and didn't just invent cool costumes.The guy had small birds all over his costume, which you can see better here:
This lady had a neat concept costume: "Sarah, Queen of the Goblins."
When I pointed this next girl out to John, I'm pretty sure he blushed:
While I took her picture John stared studiously at the floor. Ha! (He was convinced she was 16. I'm pretty sure she was older than that, though.) She's from World of Warcraft, btw.
Saturday evening was the costume contest. We photographed most of the best entries before or after the show, but the only shot I got of this Super Family was onstage:
They entered their newborn baby as baby Superman, and then dressed as his parents Jor-El & Lara! Talk about starting your geeky parenting off on the right foot - this kid is going to have a super childhood, I just know it. (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
(Actually, to be more accurate that Splicer should be ambushing me in the bathroom. Eh? Am I right, or am I right?)
Hey, Jokers, why so serious?
This next guy made his entire Iron Man costume. As often as I've seen great Iron Man costumes, I still can't wrap my brain around that.
I got a chance to chat with the builder of that great Time Machine, Thomas Galvin, and also to take a few detail shots:
The large disk/saucer in the back actually rotated, and the whole thing is built on a medical scooter, so Thomas can drive it! It took 15 months to build, and took first place in the 'Technical Achievements" category of the costume contest.
Here's a shot of the console, which was set to the day's date:
Just one more post of MegaCon costumes coming up, and then we'll get back to some crafty tuts and general geekery. Thanks for bearing with my cosplay craziness, all. :)
Monday, March 28, 2011
Don't believe me? Check this out:
With great crowds, however, come great costumes. So let's get right to 'em:
Ok, this next one made me laugh. I was shooting this awesome zombie pirate - he just had a skull for a head - when he suddenly noticed me standing there with the camera. Now, you wouldn't think a zombie skull could smile, but darned if he didn't manage it!
And can I just say: grrrrrrowl.
(That was my sexy tiger growl. In case you couldn't tell.)
Oh, and also the Silver Surfer. (He's on his surfboard, but I'm so short I had an arm get in the way. Sorry.)
Interestingly enough, right off the bat Marina assured the crowd that this panel wouldn't be as bad as the one at Dragon*Con last year. So I guess they must have gotten a lot of (deserved) flak for that train wreck. Anyway, I'm happy to report that it was much better: plenty of laughs and fun, and no drama at all.
Just kidding. He's not a Snork. He's a [commenters, please fill in the blank here*], of course!
[*Majin Buu from Dragon Ball Z. Thanks!]
And speaking of mysteries, who wants to guess what's keeping this lovely lady in her costume?
Who is from Ren & Stimpy.
Which I learned from Google.
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