Welcome to the Part 2 of my San Diego Comic Con wrap-up! This section is all about the costumes. In Part 3 I’ll finish up my wrap-up with coverage of the Joss Whedon Nerd HQ panel and the Outlander premier.
If you missed Part 1 (Panels and Floor) be sure to check it out HERE!
We’ll start with the Costume Contest that took place over at the Courtyard Marriott stage at Petco Park. It was judged by none other than Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. Getting in as Press with my NerdBFF, Geek Outlaw, meant that we had access to the section right in front of the stage. I may or may not have wandered in early by accident and snuggled right up to the edge of the stage. More than once Norman Reedus’ crotch was within a foot of my face. Which was equal parts awkward, fascinating, and amazing.
The crowned “King of Cosplay” was a cosplayer we see and take pictures with frequently, Chris Monfiletto (aka the Gregarious Geek)! I saw him with his Robot Chicken head off and literally yelped when I saw who it was. I pointed him out to Geek Outlaw and, naturally, we had to root for him!
The crowned “Queen of Cosplay” was a woman dressed as Lisa Marie‘s “Martian Girl” from Mars Attacks! The girl was amazing, she stayed in character and had the movements and attitude down pat. We also learned a nice little fun fact from Greg Nicotero while she was up there. Turns out he designed the original eyeball ring worn by the character in the movie.
All hail the King and Queen!
Here’s a video of the entire event:[youtube:http://youtu.be/LV8os0RwOsI]
Norman Reedus is a charmer and a half! He very gallantly kissed my hand and called me sweetheart. Though he’s not one of my 7 Guys Worth Nerdgasming Over, I can see why so many ladies swoon over him and I may just need to revise my list! 😉
If you want to hear even more, check out Episode 15 of Podthingy – “Nerdi Gras”
Totally random aside – turns out one of the other press ladies who we made friends with, Tara from A Geek Saga, has the same exact last-minute business cards that I do. How bizarre and funny is that?! We had to take a picture.
To be honest, I take FAR less cosplay pictures at Comic Con than I do any other convention. The reason being that there’s just. so. much. of. it. It’s EVERYWHERE. and it’s CROWDED. So trying to even take pictures is ridiculous and time consuming. Therefore, I only take them at SDCC if the opportunity is ideal or it just strikes a chord. Here’s what I ended up with. Since I dressed up as Captain Hammer and Captain Malcolm Reynolds, let’s start with Sci-Fi, shall we?
I ran into a few other Captain Hammer’s, including the guy and his family at the top of the post, and this nice gentleman who sat next to us during the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along.
This Doctor is not Horrible, but I can’t help if Rose needs a second to catch her breath
Speaking of Doctor Who, this girl walked around in a TARDIS for at least two days of the Con.
Photobombing the Emperor’s Royal Guards is risky business, but someone’s gotta do it.
These were the first of many, many, many Star Trek cosplayers I saw. Seriously, there were more Trekkies than I’ve ever seen at Comic Con before. It was awesome.
In the realm of Fantasy, we had this lovely and creative Atreyu/Falcor Neverending Story cosplay.
And finally, Sandor Clegane aka The Hound!
This real-life Rogue‘s hair is 100% natural – how awesome is that?!
The Human Being from Community! #sixseasonsandamovie
Saw this guy dressed as a sharknado at the Sharknado 2 panel we were forced to sit through. The costume was super rad and creative.
I took this picture of Megaman for my friend Brian who’s a big fan.
I ran into this Pac-Man and ghosts group several times in one day and this picture of their backside is the best one I got o.O
The guy wearing Optimus Prime made these himself. Now THAT’S talent.
And, finally, let’s end sort of where we began, with some The Walking Dead cosplay. The Maggie, in particular, was an amazing representation.
Thanks for checking out Part 2!
If you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out. And stay tuned for Part 3 of my San Diego Comic Con wrap-up!