Sunday morning started off as Dragging*Con for me, requiring massive amounts of caffeine – and, judging by the length of the Starbucks line, I was not the only one off to a sleepy start. Thankfully, Sunday morning cosplayers weren’t slacking off.
First up, a round of professional looking costumes that were edging up on “mind-blowing” in person:
Ignore for a moment how badly a lightsaber messes with the focus on a camera and appreciate instead the amount of work in this costume. The body puppet parts – the legs and the head – looked amazing. Really, a bit freaky to watch in movement (and I mean that in the best possible way).
Continuing on a theme and added to the list of Remote Controlled Replicas I Totally Want:
A very patient Katniss was in high demand for pictures – I had to wait for a flock of small children to have their turns before snapping a picture:
A little Disney action to round things out:
And then, back to my own personal weakness – Doctor Who cosplay. A pair of Fours and an excellent K-9:
A great looking group (I caught them at a crosswalk but Captain Jack had already crossed the street):
I had mentioned on Twitter that there were lots of great general Doctors, but I was ready to see episode-specific costumes. In particular, I wanted a “Christmas Invasion” Ten – someone cruising around in striped pyjamas and a dressing gown, complete with satsuma in the pocket. Not an hour later, I crossed paths with this great guy:
If I had known I could put in orders, I would have done so sooner. For future reference, though, I’d like to see a set of twins dressed up as “Journey’s End” 10 and the Meta Crisis hanging out with the DoctorDonna and an aggressively lisping Rose Tyler.
Adding to the awesomeness, Jim-jams 10’s friend was dressed as “The Doctor Dances” Rose. They cemented themselves as my favorite people when he handed her the sonic, saying, “Wait, no – I didn’t have this in my episode, but you did in yours.” Accuracy in cosplay, people. It’s a beautiful thing:
And, finally, this group who had the most impressive props I’d seen yet:
Thus ends my very brief survey of this weekend’s cosplay. There were tons of great costumes – only at Dragon*Con can you feel out of place and poorly dressed because you’re not wearing Spandex. Next time… next time, a costume might have to happen.