Who Would You Be?

One of the first things you'll notice about Atlanta is the upswing of strangely dressed people walking everywhere. Dragon*Con is famous for the costumes, and it is no wonder--I've never seen such amazingly well done costumes before!



Which leads me to ask: who would YOU dress up as?



Steampunk definitely ruled the con!
Can't go wrong with a classic Wolverine and Rogue


You don't actually have to BE a character--a space suit and blaster is more than enough!


There was a surprising number of Disney Princesses (and Princess Friends) this year.


That Dalek? IS the costume. There's a person in there, making it move!


And, of course, anime! Here's Inuyasha, my fave anime character ever.


This is just a SMALL sample of all the fantastic costumes I saw at Dragon*Con! I, unfortunately didn't end up dressing up..but I'm starting to think it might be fun to do that next year!



So guys: what would YOU dress up for a day as? Or, if you've been to Dragon*Con (or any con) what was the best costume you saw someone else dressed as?

9 comments:

Brenda Drake said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Hope you enjoyed yourself! I'm not sure who I would dress up as but Steampunk looks to be a cool choice. :D

Jen said...

I actually had a dream last night that I was in a competition and one part of it was cosplay... I dressed up as Sailor Moon. ;)

A.J. Mullarky said...

I'd love to be glamorous Inara from Firefly :)

Riv Re said...

That looks like it was a ton of fun. I actually was at the Renaissance Faire (with an "e) in New York yesterday. It was a blast. I dressed up as a Warrior Princess. :) A fancy shirt with a flair-y skirt and a bow and sword. ;) People went crazy, though. I don't know how they didn't melt in those outfits...
Dragon*Con sounds really cool. Glad you enjoyed!

Josin L. McQuein said...

I've done costumes at the Ren Fest (both as a human-type person and otherwise), and if I had the chance to go to something like DragonCon, you can bet I'd find someone to be while I was there. Dark Phoenix is the most likely contender. :-P

Julia :) said...

I would so be Katniss from The Hunger Games. Nothing cooler then that. :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I always wanted to go as The Bride from Kill Bill. Yellow jumpsuit, couple samurai swords on my back and I'd be all set. :) Great pics!

Artemis Grey said...

I've been to DragonCon and during the trip I dressed as a 1950s pin-up girl for one day. That happened to be the day I met Larry Elmore and Doug Jones. Epic.

If I ever went back, I'd go as Lambchop because while I was there the first time, I had a Lambchop backpack and EVERYONE had a fit over the backpack. I mean, I had Stormtroopers and Boba Fetts descending on me in a hoard!

As for best costume I saw while there, it's a tie between one really good (and very well muscled) Drizzt Do'Urden, a SUPER sexy Liloo from the Fifth Element, and Mr. Clean. I just love the simple/silly/poke-fun-at-your-own-geekiness ones!

Sommer Leigh said...

I dressed up in steampunk garb for a sci-fi convention this year. My costume is gorgeous and was super fun to put together :-)