Time for the rest of my cosplay pics from Florida Supercon! Costumes were a bit sparse since we were only there Thursday and Friday, but I still have plenty of beauties to share:
A fabulous Cruella and Harley. Harley's holding a giant pop gun. :)
A little Breaking Bad:
That's my friend Chris on the right, who's married to the hipster Elsa (aka Christie) from my last post.
Which I also couldn't resist aging up:
That's Dana, the Angry Sith from my last post, as the fourth Doctor.
This Riddler was a delight:
I could tell he's a pro because A) he was so gosh-darn NICE, B) Look at the way he's holding the cane: by holding it close to his face it's still in frame when I crop like this:
and C) Can you spot the backpack he's wearing? It had black string straps, so it's virtually undetectable from the front. BRILLIANT.
You guys will have to help me ID this Star Wars character:
(Possibly Darth Revan from Knights of the Old Republic. Thanks, other Jen!)
There's a lovely young lady in there - though you'll have to take my word for it!
Appropriate for the 4th of July weekend: a super sparkly Captain America burlesque dancer:
And a gender-swapped Castiel from Supernatural:
She had black wings, too, but it's the upside-down badge that really makes it. Ha!
Soooo... this was awesome:
It felt like everyone in Miami had dogs, so it seemed only fitting to have a doggie cosplayer.
More friends of ours:
That's Jennifer, Jeff, and Emily Disney Bounding as Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. (Look at Emily's carrot necklace!)
Just about the sweetest Jack and Sally ever:
The kiss was completely spontaneous on his part, but I love - LOVE - how she closed her eyes for it. It was like they were sharing this quiet, tender moment. D'awww.
This guy's Wheatley-inspired Portal costume was super cool:
The back had LED wire inside the Aperture logo, but I don't think it was lit up here.
I messed up and called this girl "Katniss." Oops.
I should have known by the gun: she's Lara Croft, of course!
Another Sally - this time with an adorable Zero on her back:
And I will never not be delighted by King Arthur and his coconut-clopping squire, Patsy.
I love her expression, and how Arthur doesn't look at the camera. :)
And finally, these ladies are wearing actual screen-used costumes from the movie Spartacus:
How cool is that?? I'm amazed by how much color is in there; check out the leather sleeve in particular. (You can click to embiggen.)
And finally, let me end with this thought:
When you ask cosplayers for a photo, most will be instantly pleasant and accommodating, a tiny fraction might seem put-upon or tired, and another few - the ones most fun to photograph - will light up like a Christmas tree. There's this infectious joy that comes spilling out of their expressions, whether they're smiling or snarling or menacing you with foam weapons, and you can tell - you can just feel - how much they love what they're doing.
So the next time you're shyly trying to photo-snipe a great costume from 10 feet away because you don't want to "bother" anyone, remember: sometimes the highest compliment you can give is to ask for a photo. And sometimes the best feeling in the world is being the one giving that compliment.