Friday, April 8, 2016

WonderCon part 2 - what everyone else wore

As always, there were tons of amazing costumes at WonderCon running the gamut from movies to comics to games to tv shows to anime.  This is only a fraction of the photos I took which was only a fraction of the costumes there, but it gives you a taste of what WonderCon was like.

There were funny costumes...

And Super Heroes...


Game costumes and Game of Thrones Costumes


 Costumes from animated shows and movies

And lots and lots of Star Wars costumes!!

Looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Star Wars preview!

Ever wonder how the rebels got those plans for the Death Star in the original trilogy?  In Rogue One we find out!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A post-WonderCon Cosplay Navel-Gazing Interlude

I had some great conversations with my son about cosplaying when we were at WonderCon.  We came to the conclusion that, to us, the most interesting cosplays at huge cons had one or more of the following traits.  They were:

A.  Unusual - characters people don't usually cosplay

It's not every day you see a Royal Tannenbaums cosplay

B. A Group - even two is better than one.

Look at how much more interesting this Indiana Jones cosplay is with his dad there too.

C. Had massive, hella cool or unusual props.

This dude was all about the prop AND he was funny (you gotta know both Spiderman AND Capt America Civil War to get this.)

D. Were funny or were a riff on an often done character.

 JAKE (from Adventure Time) Sparrow.

So with that in mind, I was thinking that if I want to cosplay something a lot of people have already done, I feel like I  need at least one of the last 3, if not all of them. I also feel superyouthful/sexy/cutesy just doesn't feel as "me" any more as more sophisticated, older, wiser, tougher characters.

Disclaimer -These are my thoughts about my own costumes, I'm NOT telling anyone else who/what to cosplay!  Do what makes YOU happy!  :)

We also both LOVED wearing the jumpsuit/labcoat for our Portal cosplay.  They were comfortable, not too hot and had tons of pockets, so more jumpsuit/labcoat oriented costumes are definitely in our future!