Time for more of the best MegaCon cosplay!
First, an adorable little Hiccup:
Love this Green Goblin - and I extra love a good action pose:
Suki from Avatar and a creeeeepy side-eye from the stilt-walking clown:
This is going to sound weird, but how perfect is this Borg Queen's head?
Absolutely flawless bald cap, and the painted "veins" and tubes are perfection.
A couple of Pyros from Team Fortress 2:
With the giant lollipop! Ha! (From this hilarious-but-really-disturbing commercial.)
This is Jinx from League of Legends:
And FYI, if you ask Google who "girl with shark gun" is, it totally knows.
I have a feeling this guy will be back.
"FEEL THE POWER, KRONK."
"Oh, yeah, I can feel it."
Right after I snapped the pic of Gru and his minion, they called out to me; turns out they're readers! (Forgive me for not remembering your names, guys, but it was fun chatting with you!) In fact, we met all KINDS of readers on Saturday; having John in a big red beard & top hat made it easier for lots of folks to find us. :)
My friend Thom of Love and Capes first tweeted a picture of these three, so I was totally psyched to find them myself a little later:
THE SPACE DOG!!
This is the kind of sci-fi cheese we original series 'Trek fans grew up on: they literally dyed a dog pink and called it an alien. Ten million points to this fabulous couple for making their own version as a prop!
And speaking of original series 'Trek aliens, I didn't catch this girl myself, but LOOK:
The Salt Monster!!
I just found her online, and Anniemee made everything you see from scratch! So. Impressed.
Oh, and that pic's by my favorite convention photographer, Howie Muzika. You'll know him by the double flash poles on his back and his big smile - the most enthusiastic and unfailingly sweet con photog I've ever met. He took John's pic on Saturday, too, and has taken mine a few times as Lady Vadore.
K, moving on...
He was perfectly in character, too, cheerfully addressing everyone as "human." I wish I'd grabbed some video! NEXT TIME.
Here he is a few minutes later with a whole Borderlands group:
And speaking of groups, here's one from Nightmare Before Christmas:
I just now noticed Zero hanging next to Dr. Finkelstein! Ha!
A fantastic Krang & Shredder from TMNT:
Seriously, that Krang. SO GOOD.
John and I love chatting with cosplayers when we can, and Briana and Adam here were super cool:
Also, let me encourage my fellow con-goers out there who are intimidated by great cosplayers: the vast majority of them will surprise you with how sweet and approachable they are, if you ever have a question, or just want a quick chat. (Crowds permitting, of course.) I'm an introverted hermit who abhors parties and mingling, but even I have met some of my closest friends by striking up conversations with total strangers at conventions. (Not to mention costumes are the best ice-breakers EVER.)
Of course, some costumes are more approachable than others:
(Then again, just look at that big smile! Hee!)
And finally, one of the most impressive costumes of the entire weekend was this Pink Decepticon:
The detail here is mind-blowing; I've been working on these photos for over an hour, and I'm STILL finding new things to look at. She has a steering wheel in her back, headlights over her, er, headlights [ha!], a tire hitch for a belt buckle, hubcaps on her ankles, and rubber tires wrapped around her back side. (There was also a small "Princess" license plate tucked between her shoulder blades.)
And then there's her head piece and face paint:
As a Dragon Con regular I recognized this cosplayer right away; she always stands out in wild, eye-catching costumes and amazing makeup. (My next post will have her Sunday outfit.) I ended up following her a ways on Saturday to get some better photos out of the crowd, and I'm glad I did; this final shot is one of my favorites:
Ok, I think that does it for this post. I still have one more to go, though, so we won't be saying goodbye to MegaCon just yet!
Speaking of which, you've entered your comment on this month's art roundup, right? 'Cuz I'll be announcing a winner in my next post, so watch for that soon!