Friday, August 15, 2014
This is part 2 of my Tampa Bay Comic-Con coverage. In case you missed it, here's part 1.
I had a lot of fun playing with the light in this one:
I like the contrast of gold highlights on Elsa and the cool blue on frozen Anna.
Plus aren't they sweet together?
Not sure which was better: these ladies' costumes...
... or seeing how much fun they were having.
It was totally infectious, hearing them laugh!
You see a lot of R2 units at conventions, but a screen-accurate C3PO like this is pretty rare!
They were leading a mini-parade down the main aisle, so I had to snap pics on the move.
This little steampunk Yoshi was fantastic:
So many great details, from the glove to the apples to the Nintendo controller belt buckle!
(Ooh, and I just noticed he's wearing a shell backpack! Awesome.)
This vendor was doing an EXCELLENT job of freaking people out:
Yep, that's a person, not a mannequin - as several unsuspecting attendees soon found out. :D
I've seen strollers and power chairs and the like transformed into all kinds of fun things before: X-wing fighters, candy cars, Iron thrones, etc - but THIS is a spectacular first:
Toothless & Hiccup!
The parents parked for photos right after this, so here's a side view:
I think Toothless is carved from foam, and he has cloth wings and big padded tail.
You've gotta love parents who go the extra mile to help their kids cosplay like this. The little guy is napping here, but I can only imagine how much he loved having his own dragon for the day.
[Update: Just heard from the mom Karen on Pinterest, who thanks everyone for their love & support! This is Connor, and Toothless IS a modified pediatric wheelchair. Connor has leukodystrophy, and has a fundraising page on YouCaring, if you'd like to learn more!]
Next up: DOOOOOM!
And you guys will have to help me ID this one:
(Update: She's Crystal Maiden from the game Dota 2. Thanks, guys!)
John was in costume as Dreamfinder that day, and once again we had so, SO many amazing encounters with people. I loved how all the guys wanted to shake John's hand after getting a photo with him - and how there were significantly more men getting pics with him than women, but all acted like giddy kids just the same. There were actual tears, shouts of glee, and more smiles than I could count. I am officially addicted: I want John to be Dreamfinder at ALL the CONS!
John didn't get any breaks, either; every time I left him to rest for a few minutes, I'd come back to find him up and with a small crowd around him.
Had to run over when I spotted a fellow Lady Vader:
And all the kudos to this Princess Bubblegum, because she got Darth Vader to hold a lollipop:
Batman Beyond & Catwoman:
It's always a delight when someone answers you in character, and this Joker had the manic-but-creepy voice down pat:
I accidentally overexposed the full body shot, did my best to salvage it.
(Er, I mean, I WANTED it to look that way. Yeah. Very... gritty... and artsy.. and stuff.)
My final batch of pics is coming up next; see you then!
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