Friday, September 09, 2011

Dragon*Con 2011 - Our Costumes

This year was the 25th anniversary of Dragon*Con, a multigenre, multimedia convention celebrating science-fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, and gaming. I attended the convention for the first time recently, and thought it'd be fun to share some of what I saw...

D*C is a remarkable venue for cosplay - some of the outfits you see in the crowd are good enough to be in a movie. My friends and I didn't go to that extreme, but we still put in some pretty extensive costuming:


I dressed up as Tony Chu, and Ziggyzeitgeist drssed as Chow Chu. Both characters are from the comic "Chew." Since the comic has won awards, I expected more people to recognize us, but it's obscure compared to "Star Wars" and the like.

We liked the "awkward family photo" quality of this shot:

Spookysquid mocked up a nice Amelia Mintz T-shirt. A grand total of one person actually recognized us as the characters:

Ziggyzeitgeist, Eric, and me:


For me, this year's signature costume was Rick Grimes from "The Walking Dead."

Cosplaying as Rick Grimes gives you about a million photo opportunities with people dressed up as zombies:

Ziggyzeitgeist dressed as Glenn. The stains on his shirt are from watered down coffee - "it's not sweat":

Tessa came as Michonne, the sword-wielding lawyer:

Spookysquid and Jackie donned killer zombie dresses:

It was a lot of effort, but also a lot of fun:


Spookysquid made us costumes for The Warriors Three from "Thor." The bright, comic book colors were a nice contrast to the more serious "Thor" costumes.:

Here's us fighting a movie Loki who had no idea who we were:

We hit the rainy official Marvel photoshoot, too:

Ziggyzeitgeist and a fellow Volstagg engage in an epic sumo battle:

There can be only one.


Tessa went as Lana, and Eric went as Archer:

That's it for now. Next post highlights some of the interesting costumes we saw other people wearing at the con.


At 9:30 AM, Blogger AlexZ said...

I'll say one thing about Andrew: He sure knows how to have fun! He's one of those rare guys who makes everything a veritable blast! Way to go! Miss you friend! Alex Z


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