My pain is your gain, though, as I've weaned down my favorite shots to the best of the best that D*C had to offer this year. So let's get right to it!
The four House founders from Harry Potter. AMAZING.
And while I'm at it, here's the rest of my favorite Potter cosplay from the weekend:
Why yes, that IS Snape in Neville's grandmother's clothes - right down to the vulture on his hat & purse! And Hagrid there spoke to everyone in character, and his voice and accent were perfection. (See his pink umbrella?)
Here's a fun group of look-alikes:
When possible, I love chatting with cosplayers. These next guys were so, so nice; they're actually brothers, and they have some fantastic costumes:
You see a lot of girls in Tardis and Dalek dresses, but these are the only male versions I've seen. And those steampunked Wonder Twins? SO COOL. Check out the details:
They made the space monkey Gleek into a robot!
(Confession: I'm not really that good; I had to wiki the monkey.)
Some cute geek girls in spandex:
That's a fabulous Seven of Nine - and such an adorable Harley!
I may have had an extreme fangirl moment with this jaw-dropping GLADOS puppet:
And this one just made me laugh:
Here's the prettiest portrait I took the entire con, snapped quickly on the street corner while we waited for the light to change:
Speaking of great makeup, check out my friend Christie again with her sister, Robin:
The hardest part with big group shots is getting everyone to look at you:
Or getting anyone to look at you. Ha!
I love the girl Spy's coat dress in this group:
Wait - I just realized the one on the left is also wearing a skirt. A matched set!
Some scary baddies:
And a sexy Cat Woman:
Her cameo has a cat on it. :) I love the lace mask!
I think this was John's favorite: they're the soldiers "combing the desert" from Space Balls:
And to show you that nothing at Dragon*Con is ever truly what it seems, take a look at this:
[Note:Yep, he's a guy!]
I'm about half way through my favorites, so check back soon for part 2!