Dragon Con 2016 was yet again an amazing Labor Day weekend full of tremendous cosplay with almost no single area around all of the hotels participating in the annual gala of all things Geek not having some kind of interesting, cool and captivating cosplay taking place.
It is always fun to come across group cosplay as almost no where else except Dragon Con could a fan run into a Civil War type of photo shoot with a miniature cosplaying and young Batman photo bombing the actual photo shoot. EPIC! Likewise individual beauties will stand out just as much as a Bat-group taking on the Winter Soldier.
The level of cosplay at Dragon Con will never ceases to amaze a convention attendee as the diversity of characters and fun additions to genre favorites such as a huge sword for a fearsome looking Deathstroke as well as the fun gender-juxtaposition of a Superwoman and a Mr. Marvel. And where else will you find the Master of the mystic arts chatting the night away with Master Skywalker’s favorite lady, Mara Jade.
While Star Wars cosplay is always abundant at Dragon Con, the surprising twists and plays on the multiple themes are always a pleasure to come across, much like bumping into an original Ralph McQuarrie’s pre-production version of Lord Vader’s most impressive costume. Coming across three generations of Skywalker women was also quite fun, as was two cute jawas who responded enthusiastically in union with ‘UTINI‘ to my similar greeting.
What is always fun at Dragon Con is coming across very unique and even unexpected cosplay such as three super cheerleaders whose enthusiasm was infectious, along with three Casablanca cosplayers who were as enthusiastic to be recognized as was the enthusiasm upon coming across such diverse cosplay. Likewise coming across a cosplaying member of the Vultron team was equally fun as this cosplay is not often seen on the convention circuit.
Dragon Con can always be counted on to also bring out outstanding hero cosplay such as an amazing Bat Armored Batman, as well as Deadpool hitting on the Joker’s gal saying, “You know since the boss ain’t around maybe we could have some fun!?” Bumping into the Punisher and Patriot was just as much fun as the Patriot is also not a common cosplay to come across done so well.
Who would have thought that Mrs. Roper was also somewhat of a geek and likes attending Dragon Con, but sure enough she was lounging at the hotel bar waiting for someone to come and know on her door as it were, just as a group of Invincibles also found a bearded cross-dressing Wonder Woman and his amazonian companion to pose with. And who knew that Beetlejuice had taken his business model to an all new level of Ghostbuster?
Doctor Who fans also had plenty of cosplay to look forward to at Dragon Con with Daleks, Doctors, Companions and space ghosts coming out in timey wimey numbers.
The first time seeing a real life cosplaying Superboy is always fun, just as seeing fun plays on ‘Puddin’ and his sexy partner in crime never gets old. And dynamic Teen Titan cosplay at 2016’s Dragon Con did not fail to impress the convention going masses, with this years cosplaying community rising to the occasion and helping to make this year’s Dragon Con even more worthwhile than the last in its own unique and fun loving way!