Power Rangers at Emerald City Comicon, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Emerald City Comicon Cosplay Photos

Cosplay is a conspicuous part of Comicon (also known as Comic Con, ComicCon or Comic-Con depending on the locale) and other comic-oriented shows. Last year after Emerald City Comicon I didn’t have room to include nearly all of the cosplayer photos I took. Some of these photos have been burning a hole in my hard drive, so here’s to catching-up!

Lara Croft

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, at Emerald City Comicon held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, at Emerald City Comicon

Previously the same day I had mistaken someone’s character as Lara Croft, because of the similar costume and guns.

It turns out that the look with two low-slung guns that was distinctive two decades ago isn’t that unique anymore.

I mentioned the confusion to this player, and she said “Yes, I’m Lara Croft, and check out these guns!” (Clearly she was as proud of her arms as her side-arms.)

The Bugs Attack ComiCon

A squad of Starship Troopers capture a bug at Comicon, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
A squad of Starship Troopers capture a bug at Comicon.

A squad of Starship Troopers had tracked one of the bugs from Klendathu to Seattle.

Though the bug was clearly outnumbered, it chewed on careless show attendees when the opportunity presented itself.

Mixed Genre

Cheryl Tunt playing the Martian Queen on the "Space Race" episode of animated television series Archer
Cheryl Tunt from Archer playing the Martian Queen

I didn’t recognize either of these characters. Even though they both had red hair and wore white, they were clearly not the of the same cosplay genre. In fact, the one on the left looked like anime, but the one on the right looked like it was thrown together at the last minute.

It turned-out that the costume was thrown together at the last minute – but it was thrown together by an actual character. The character was Cheryl Tunt from the animated television series Archer, who was in turn throwing-together a Queen of Mars costume on the Space Race episode.

I admit that I still had a hard time believing that there was an actual episode of a TV show that featured a character dressed in flexible tubing and bubble wrap, but Google is an amazing thing.

The Family that Cosplays Together, Stays Together

Vulcan Family show the Vulcan salute at Emerald City Comicon, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Vulcan Family show the Vulcan salute

The majority of cosplayers walked around the show alone or with one other person, and most seemed to be enjoying themselves.

This family didn’t seem to be enjoying their time together at at all. Their costumes were great, complete with matching Starfleet uniforms.

They even carried tribbles, like they’d brought them home from the Starship Enterprise.

They looked like they had stepped right out of Star Trek, so why so dour? Oh yes – they’re Vulcans. They’re not supposed to show any emotion. Well done!

What Do You Dress-Up As?

Not everyone goes to shows like ComiCon to dress up. Some of us dress for hobbies or for work. What does your costume look like?

 

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