Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My Favourite Costumes at 2011 Hal-Con Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Comic Convention
I will admit to being totally biased here and say that Bender was one of my favourite costumes at Hal-Con. First, because the guy inside is my husband. Second, because I know how hard he worked on that costume. Third, I duct taped his ass back together at the con.
Totally meta that he is it at one of the vendor's tables with a miniature of himself. Love it!
Another robot! You know you are at Hal-Con when you bump into a cylon!
To be honest, there were so many costumes from games I have never played, manga shows I have never watched, comics I have never read... It was a bit weird for me. They were very impressive, and I took photographs of all of them at the costume contest which I will post soon, but these are some of my personal favourite costumes.
After talking about the whole furry phenomenon in our Hexed podcast about the show Fanboy Confessional, I was so excited to see my first real-life furry.
I loved this gentleman's wolf hat so much, I asked him if would put it back on again so I could take a photograph and he was kind enough to do so. I just love that hat and he wears it well.
The con would not be complete without an alien race from Star Wars! Doesn't she look awesome?
A couple more furries! I just love these cute little guys. Oh the work that goes into those costumes and how warm they must have been inside them. That takes dedication.
An absolute crowd favourite, this Ghost Buster worked an entire year on his costume.
He totally deserved to win the props category for the contest. More photos of the contest to come.
Finally, a female superhero that made me feel like a kid again. Wonder Woman was such a powerful influence in my life growing up as a little girl and there were quite a few of them walking around.
I hope you enjoyed some of my favourite costumes! There were many more artistic, crafty, esoteric and over-the-top costumes which I will share on my costume contest post. These win my contest for the category of fan favourite.