In all honesty, this post should be titled, “Patricia’s favorite cosplay with which she had the time to stop, discuss, and photograph.” I enjoy spending time getting to know the cosplayers, their motivations for their costumes, and any tricks their success. There were some amazing cosplay innovations out and about at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, but I personally was very surprised at how little there was. When I attended Dragon*Con it was dominated by cosplayers, and Denver Pop Culture Con certainly holds their own with a comfortable proportion in costume.
San Diego? Not so much. I’m sure there are a variety of factors, from weather to how spread out the event is (everything is about a 1 mile x 1 mile square). I did a whopping 6 hours in cosplay, compared to other events where I did two full days.
I saw some great likenesses of some of our favorite characters, not to mention many creative twists! By far, the most popular new cosplay I saw was of Robin and Steve in their Scoops Ahoy uniforms from this most recent season of Stranger Things. And I can’t believe I didn’t get any pictures of the most well-done ones…there were several who looked really bloodied up from…um…certain scenes. If anyone has seen some great Robin and Steve pairings, please share them here!