Friday, August 23, 2013

GenCon 2013: A Cosplay Circus

Greetings once again InterWebs!!!! My coverage of GenCon 2013 continues with a look at some of the costumes I ran across during my journeys about the convention center. This is but a small selection of the costumes that were on display during the weekend, I know there had to be a ton I missed. I was able to guess what the costume was about 25% of the time. Sit back and get ready for a bunch of pictures and a couple of videos (my first)! I apologize for some of the pictures quality, it was a very busy place with a lot of people passing back and forth. Enjoy!

 Here are a bunch of shots I took in the various Convention Center Halls:

 Lego Superman! Even the bottom of the boots had the holes to fit into Lego tabs:

There was a very well done Dalek that really grabbed people's attention:
 There was someone inside that ordered people 'to not touch the appendages':

The Convention Center Hall shots continue:

The Ghostbusters!

The backs of the Proton Packs were really well done with lights and sounds:

 The Pope was in the house! I got blessed as he passed:
 I am not sure what this guy was but his spear was huge:

 Great dress! Need to convince my better half that this would look good on her!
 These girls drew quite a crowd:

 Minecraft warrior:
 Happy garden gnome:
 Spy vrs. Spy

 Nicely done Batman, he even had the gravely voice down pat:
 Excellent Joker:

 Blue girl:

 Warcaster of Menoth:
 Dragon Princess (Game of Thrones) and her Barbarian Bodyguard (behind her):

Here we have the start of the annual Costume Parade which wound through the Convention Center Halls before stopping in one of the big ballrooms for the Costume Contest. I loved the fact the Parade was led off by a guy in an Imperial Guard costume waving a large Aquila Flag:

This leads us to my first videos, again I apologize for the quality, I have a small hand-held camera. I hope you are able to make out some of the costumes as they pass by.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I am almost done with my GenCon 2013 coverage, the only thing left to cover is the stuff I brought home from the show. Take care!


  1. WOW! I looked up GenCon to see what it was about, boy did I get an eyeful.
    Just over 49,000 people to set one record, and some board game made it into the Guiness Book with 922 players. THAT must have been something to see.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. It was a zoo this year. Every year seems to see several thousand more people show up. I did not see the Catan game that set the records but I heard it was big! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!