It's always fun to see the costume trends at Dragon*Con. I think TARDIS dresses edged out Dalek dresses this year, and there was a veritable plethora of Katniss and Lady Thor cosplay.
The Lady Loki in the middle here is probably the most subtle I've seen, but I love her 1940's style; look how the feathers in her hat mimic the iconic horns!
I just love it when art inspires cosplay like this, too. These ladies matched the original sketches by artist KelseyMichele perfectly, right down to the handbags!
And these ladies are wearing costumes based on artist shoomlah's "historical Disney princesses":
Here's the art, so you can compare:
This group looked like they just stepped off the set of Hook - the Captain even looks like Dustin Hoffman!
This pumpkin head guy was incredibly tall and skinny; if he stood still, it was hard to believe a person was in the costume: [UPDATE: per the comments, he's the Pumpkin King from Nightmare Before Christmas, aka Jack Skellington dressed as a Scarecrow.]
[Correction: they're Protoss Zealots from Starcraft. Thx, guys!]
I believe this is a steampunk Vader on the right - the only one I saw all weekend:
I didn't see many Furries this year, but at one point there was some kind of meet-up in our hotel lobby. I've never seen a head with light-up eyes before, so I had to grab this shot. Plus, the jaw was articulated!
See the rest of the build photos here.
Hooray for Lady Doctors!
(Btw, did you guys know David Tennant is married to Peter Davison's daughter? C'mon. That is AWESOME.)
And now, the prettiest steampunk Jessica Rabbit you ever will see:
[UPDATE: Turns out they're from Mass Effect. Thanks, guys!]
Hey, you think this group uses LinkedIn?
I was thrilled to spot a lady Ironman - and one that didn't feel the need to add impractical boob armor, at that:
And finally, this Dad and his two sons really stole the show in their crazy-impressive robot suits:
At least one of the kids won the kids' division in the masquerade. I was curious why the red kid's suit was advertising the "easy" button from Staples, so I did a little research. It looks like the dad runs a Robot Costume company, so I'm guessing that suit was corporate sponsored. (Now there's a trend I hope doesn't take off: corporate sponsored cosplay?)
Regardless, the dad's suit was definitely the most impressive. That screen in the middle had a constantly moving pattern, and the suit itself looks like something straight out of The Transformers:
Now THAT is Dragon*Con caliber cosplay. Awesome.
And that, finally, concludes my Dragon*Con coverage, guys! Thanks for sticking with me, and I promise I'll be back to a more diverse posting schedule soon!
If you still haven't had enough cosplay pics, though, head over to my D*C Flickr album. I've uploaded WAY more than what I've featured here, and there are plenty more amazing costumes to see!