“Nice dinos. Cute little lizards. Maybe I’ve got a Milk-Bone.”
At this juncture, I’m fairly certain it goes without saying that CosPlay (the act of dressing up in costume any day of the year outside of Halloween), has become as much a part of geek culture as internet debates over Star Wars vs Star Trek and which celebrity heartthrob receives the most fan invitations for naked Jello Jacuzzi parties.
While I don’t really have a dog in the race on the ‘Star’ films debate, it has yet to be determined if I may or may not have sent said Jello invites to Gillian Anderson and Lauren Cohen at some point in the past. But I digress…
“Oh, come on. There’s always room for Jell-O! “
Now considered a mandatory staple at any convention, let alone SDCC, CosPlayers not only multiply vastly in quantity year after year, but the quality seems to increase exponentially with each passing show as well. San Diego is considered the Grand Poobah of the pop culture convention circuit, so it’s no surprise that patrons hold nothing back as they break out their best threads – including polycarbonates and fake blood – for the one geek fest to rule them all.
Some costumes are all about the companion.
I’m continually stunned with the creativeness on display, but am frequently more impressed by how the costumes people create in their own time are often superior to their on screen inspirations.
There’s not much more I can type about these incredibly inventive folks, and I realize most readers were hoping I was going to shut-up-and-start-with-the-photos-already roughly about four paragraphs ago. Thus without further delay, I present Geek Outlaw’s Best CosPlay of Comic-Con 2015 (aka the people dressed up who I happened to run into while walking around the show).
THE (COS) PLAYERS:
When a gang of man-eating Harley-riding raptors is on the loose, who ya gonna call?
Why, a highly-skilled Jurassic Park engineer and Dennis Nedry doppelganger, of course!
Then again, animal control ‘might’ have been a better option.
The gruesome scene was a roller coaster of emotions for Geek Outlaw.
I had them eating out of the palm of my hand… until, that is, they ate my hands.
Comic-Con implemented a new policy for 2015. Pets are ok if they are over 7 feet tall.
I found him! (And more importantly, I found her!)
Why do all the cute ones always wear red?
Not a good time to run out of Geek Outlaw stickers.
Before I tell people I’m paying them to take a photo with me.
After I had Mexican food for lunch. Hey, I’m only human!
So would this technically be called “Co-Eds in Black?”
Ok, ok… no need to hold that thing so close to my face…
The Outlaw taking a peek at Marty’s watch after realizing he doesn’t have one of his own.
This adorable little Avengers fan couldn’t stop asking the Outlaw about his outfit: cuteness ensued.
Oddly enough, I caught these so-called wizards trying to run through a wall down at the train station. Kids these days!
Is that a PKE meter in your pocket or are you just happy to see the Outlaw? Please tell me it’s the former.
Holy poop bags, Batman! Time to lay off the bacon Snausages!
Chris Pratt: now available in all genders and franchises.
Why do I have the sudden urge to eat mushrooms and jump on turtles?
Possibly the best costume of all-time. Do you see what I see?
Dare I make a deal with this King of the kitchen? I hope I get my hand back.