This is Jake M.s 4-year-old daughter, Lyndi. The best part is Jake made the whole costume, and the proton pack started out as a plastic paint tray and a bunch of hardware store odds and ends. Too cool! Head over to his Imgur album to see in-process photos; they're pretty amazing. [Editor's note: My original post incorrectly credited another reader for these photos - so sorry, Jake!]
And here's Amy A's daughter, Audrey, who I'm told plans her costumes two years out. Last year she was Mary Poppins, and next year she'll be an evil Queen. Hooray for a fellow Dizgeek!
Practically perfect in every way.
Berber W. was inspired by all my convention pictures to do her first cosplay ever last month at the London Film & Comic Con - and doesn't she make a lovely TARDIS?
And speaking of great pairs: CALVIN & HOBBES! AAAIEEE!!
I have to say, I love cute and girly geeky costumes so much more than "sexy" versions. Not that there's anything WRONG with sexy, of course, but when it comes to dressing like a Wookiee, I'll take Emiliy M.'s costume over a fur bikini any day:
Emiliy wore this to Pax East, which was also her first convention, and she reports she is now "totally obsessed" with cons. She had so much fun being in costume she even wore it both days! (And in case you're curious, her turtle's name is Edgar. [I asked.] He has his own website. That is all.)
Time for more kid cosplay with this squee-worthy little girl Robin:
Shawnette F. first sent me this pic of her daughter back when I posted Katie's story about being teased for liking Star Wars. Little "Robin" here was only two at the time, and obviously didn't care that the original Robin was a boy; she just wanted to be a superhero alongside her brother Batman. Shawnette tells me a lot of people were confused or mistook her for a boy, but that didn't phase this little geek girl in the least. Here's to that awesome attitude never changing!
Sheri H.'s 12-year-old daughter Caitlin loves The Princess Bride, but when it came time to choose a costume, she opted not for Buttercup, but rather The Dread Pirate Roberts:
[IDEA: Steampunk DPR, complete with bandolier of Iocane powder vials. Eh? You're welcome, someone awesome who will make this happen.]
And finally, Jessica V. sent me one of the most inspiring cosplay photos of all. She was going through chemo for breast cancer last year, and so decided to ditch the wigs she was wearing every day and take advantage of her smooth noggin for Halloween. So with about $50 worth of craft foam, hot glue, paint, and some battery-operated Christmas lights, Jessica became...
(Jessica is a pro photographer in Pasadena, btw. You can check out her site (and see her un-Borg-afied) here.)
Can I tell you how amazed I am by you readers and your costumes? SO AMAZED. So if you've got one to share, please, e-mail me!