I was chasing down Bane for a photo when I got to see this fun interaction:
Little Batman is explaining that he remembers Bane from last year, where apparently they took a photo together. (He was wringing his hands together and being just generally adorable.)
When Bane asked if he wanted a new picture, Batman's parents started calling out encouragement, yelling, "Break his back!" which I thought sounded just a LITTLE excessive (heh), but then Bane picked up the madly giggling Batman and posed for us like this:
(Also, Bane's wearing the best muscle shirt I've ever seen. Super cool.)
This little Finn was a natural; he looked right at the camera!
And I check out the little boy behind Galactus here:
It's so fun watching kids see their heroes at cons. And you've gotta appreciate all the cosplayers like Spawn up there who take the time to make their day extra special.
Doesn't show well here, but this March Hare's makeup was gorgeous:
She had a little gold on her lips and under the eyes, and soft peach on her cheeks. Plus, can we talk about that head piece?? FLUFFY AWESOME GOODNESS.
More cool kids, and more proof great cosplay doesn't need a lot of money:
K-9 and the Doctor!
Glinda the good witch:
Gotta say, there was a great mix of families at Tampa Bay Comic-Con. A lot of conventions are so insanely crowded these days that parents don't dare bring the kids, so it was nice to see a greater age range in both the attendees and the cosplayers.
This guy has a toy mouse in a teacup on his hat:
That is all.
I can't quite place this character - anyone know?
Update: Looks like Asuna from Sword Art Online. (Thx, Alexandria!)
As we started to leave the the center that night John and I came across the line for one of the costume contests, and look! The new Batgirl!
If you missed it, DC unveiled this new costume for Batgirl just a few weeks ago, and everyone's been going nuts for it. It's the most practical-yet-still-butt-kicking superhero costume to come out in, well, maybe forever! Super happy to see it already being cosplayed.
Also spotted a fun Little Mermaid group with a faaaabulous Ursula:
That dress! LOOK AT THAT DRESS!
And finally, an excellent trio of X-Men: Magneto, a lady Beast, and Mystique:
Fantastic makeup on Beast & Mystique, right down to the colored contacts and sharpened canines on Beast.
K, that does it for Tampa Bay Comic-Con! Hope you guys liked all my photos, since with Dragon Con just two weeks away, I'll be hitting you with plenty more soon enough! o.0