Thursday, September 14, 2017

The 20 Punniest Cosplays of Dragon Con 2017

You guys know I love a good pun, and when you combine it with cosplay I'm pretty much in nerd heaven. Last year I featured the 10 punniest cosplays I could find at Dragon Con, and it was so much fun I decided to do it again - only this time I enlisted the help of the FB group Dragon Con Cosplayers to help me track down a bunch more!

So without further ado and in no particular order, let the groans of pained laughter... BEGIN.


Doctor Doom:
Somehow I don't think he'll be offering us a Jelly Baby.

(Update: Even better name per the comments: Doctor Whom. Bahaha!)


Taco Belle:

Her rose is made of hot sauce packets!

And someone else caught her with the "Beast":


John Xena:

Cosplayer: Timothy Cronin  Photo: Kate Libby

Bud Light Year:

To Insobriety... AND BEYOND! :D

Er, and before you ask: yes, he WAS bleeding all over himself, but didn't realize it. (He'd cut his thumb.) Aluminum can costumes are no joke, gang! (I mean, THIS one was... )


Moulin Rogue One:

Cosplayers: Cressie Teague Lewis, Kathy Kaydee Photo: David Skirmont 

Hey, I've done it. You've done it. We've all misspelled "Rogue" as "Rouge" - and that's why this is SO PERFECT.


Southern Belle:

Cosplayer: Ginny Loveday

Yes! I can't believe I've never seen this done before!


Doctor Honey-Who & The Meeping Angel 

 Photo by Shelley White

DON'T MEEP.

Lil' Jon Snow & Jon Snow White:


I am so happy these two found each other,


This next one reminds me of the "Ruth Vader Ginsberg" from last year:

The Supreme Court Justice League:


Photos & Batgirl cosplayer: Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland

LOVE.


G.I. Joe Dirt:

Cosplayer: Brian Greer


Ash Wednesday:

 Cosplayer: Chrissy Gross

Talk about the coolest mashup name ever: that's Wednesday Addams meets Ash vs Evil Dead.
PLUS she has the smudge on her forehead Catholics wear for Ash Wednesday!



Darth Vol:

 Cosplayer: Darth Vol  Photo: Nate Buchman


I admit it, I had to ask a Sports person to explain this. Apparently the team the Tennessee Volunteers refer to themselves as Vols?


Reylsa & Hanna Solo - plus BB-Olaf & Kylo Sven:


Ok, so the names are a mouthful, but it's all worth it for "Kylo Sven." LOOK AT HIS LITTLE MASK! Bahaha!


Iron Maiden:

 Photo by Katrina Vizzini

Another pun that works on so many levels, I think it just might be my favorite of the bunch.

 Even better? Apparently the cosplayer - already dressing as a handmaid - looked at her boyfriend's Iron Man costume in the hotel room and this just clicked for a last minute mashup!


The Grateful Deadpool:

 Cosplayer: Seth McCall

Groovy.


Ric Flair:

Cosplayer: James Brazee  Photo: Tara Schile

I got the TGI Friday's part, but I had to Google the rest: there's a wrestler named Ric Flair.  'Nuff said.

(Some commenters are pointing out this is more of an Office Space reference than Fridays - so l'll leave that up to you guys. :))

Jay & Silent Hog:

Cosplayers: FTom Larrison as Jay-Steady


Diana Prince: 

Cosplayer: Maya Garner,  Photo: Karen Kanne Ngowe

The artist formerly known as Wonder Woman is KILLIN' IT with that dove blouse, y'all. And the shoes! And the sparkly tights! Swooooon.


Bruce Banana-er:

Cosplayer: Maya Ahuja

And as another commenter pointed out, could that be... Deadpeel?

Admit it: you laughed.

And finally, I'll leave you with this mental image, since sadly I don't have a photo:



OK, peeps, your turn: what did I miss? If you saw an epic pun costume at this year's Dragon Con, tell me in the comments! Better yet, link to a photo so I can add it to this post!

33 comments:

  1. Gosh, these are so clever! I alternated between groaning and giggling. :)
    -Zippy

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  2. Aack! Dianna Prince! That costume is perfection and she is channeling Prince.
    So many great mash-ups, but that's my favorite.

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  3. The first one. The better name: Doctor Whom.

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    1. Great minds. This is what I came to suggest. :)

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  4. Diana Prince is my definite favorite. I will say that my brother did Bud Light Year a couple years ago for a Halloween party and avoided the bodily harm by gluing the cans to just his "wings."

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  6. Pretty sure that the Ric Flair guy is spoofing the movie Office Space with his flair, not TGI Friday's.

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  7. Yeah Ric Flair is the wrestler and about the movie Office Space. If you haven't seen it, you should. :)

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  8. The ash Wednesday has one level you missed in the description. I believe the smudge on her forehead is not part of the Wednesday Adams costume, but is a mark that Catholics (and other Christians) get on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. So it's literally Ash Wednesday as well :)

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    1. I caught that too! I'm glad you pointed it out; I thought maybe I was reading too much into it haha

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    2. Yup, she's been blessed alright!

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    3. Ahhh, good catch! I just added that in.

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  9. Oh gosh, I needed these giggles today. Thank you! That Diana Prince is spot on. And Ash Wednesday...so clever.

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  10. That Southern Belle dress is gorgeous!

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  11. That Jay and Silent Hog are spectacular cosplays. I know they are from something else but my overwhelmed with college course work brain isn't screaming it at me. lol I love mash ups!

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    1. Bebop & Rocksteady from Ninja Turtles. It's a great mash-up!

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  12. Bahaha! These are great! I can't decide which one I like best Diana Prince or Kylo Sven. :D

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  13. ...am I overthinking it, or is Bruce Bananner's accomplice therefore Deadpeel?

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  14. There was another Taco Belle that was more subtle -- she had tomatoes. That Taco Belle was great, but the Chihuahua Beast takes it to the next level.

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  15. Diana Prince for the WIN! Somebody hire that woman and give her a medal!

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  16. We saw Diana Prince in the Hyatt lobby (after having seen the costume on Twitter earlier) and ran up to her squealing *very* loudly about how awesome she was. A lot of thought went into that costume!

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  17. I think these guys are Be Bop and Rock Steady from TMNT dresses up as Jay and Slient Bob. Which is awesome!! I Love Love Love Punny costumes. One of my favorite posts!

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  18. Last year I saw a Dr. Harley Quinn, Medicine Woman. I about died.

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  19. Kylo Sven!!! That's the best. <3 I have no idea how people come up with these ideas, but I adore them.

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  20. I think I like these better than regular cosplay. I'm partial to all things Star Wars so I love Reynosa and Hanna Solo and Moulin Rogue One. The best though is Taco Belle with the chihuahua Beast.

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  21. These were really fun, thank you for sharing! I think my favorites were Taco Belle (and the chihuahua beast!) and Ash Wednesday. So many fun layers in that last one!

    (as an aside, when I viewed this post on my phone, I kept getting a carmax add that covered up parts of the post without a way to close the add.)

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  22. Bozo Fett! https://instagram.com/p/BYnwP-Mhv0K/

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  23. I swear I thought that was going to be Buzz Light Beer instead of Bud Light Year. ��

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  24. I'm Ruth Batman Ginsburg. The other two coplayers in the pictures are Elizabeth Finn (Sonia Supermayor) and Kash Ashley (Wonder Kagan).

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  25. Jen, would it be possible to include a warning above any pictures with blood in them, for those of us who don't handle seeing blood well? I know it doesn't come up often but it would be much appreciated.

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  26. As a graduate of the University of Tennessee, I LOVE Darth Vol! So clever, but something I never would've come up with myself!

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