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San Jose Super-Con 2007: Costume Contest Extravaganza

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Judge Jailbait. No, that’s her name. Jailbait. Or, perhaps, Jail Bait.

 

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Master of Ceremonies and official cutie-patootie, Jane Wiedlin, formerly of pop-supergroup, The Go-Gos!

 

 

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This friendly fella (dressed as a soldier from Resident Evil 4) not only carried a replica MP7 submachine pellet (BB) gun… he also showed me his replica GRENADE. You pump it full of gas and BBs and it’ll spray BB-shrapnel, just like a real grenade. Except, instead of for killing people, this grenade is made for “fun”! Did you know that there are places you can play paintball, but with BB guns instead of paintball guns?!

 

 

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Characters from Sin City. I had another picture of their skit, but it involved what appears to be two teenagers making out. Yeah, not so much.

 

 

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I forget what character this was… but extra points for the dance routine and for lip-syncing the theme song.

 

 

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Ninja characters from Bleach. More funny high schoolers who clearly spend way too much time in Drama Club.

 

 

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Cinderella, who wants you to know that she’s not in costume… she’s dressed for work, as a children’s entertainer.

 

 

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Starfox. Check out the boots.

 

 

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Captain Jack Sp… oh, you know who the eff that is.

 

 

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DC Comics’ Zatana. She got Honorable Mention for wearing a corset.

 

 

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My soldier friend.

 

 

Adam Chamberlain, American Virgin. Heh.

 

 

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Legion of Furry Super-Heroes. Hmm… wonder what they’re doing after the show…

 

 

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An alien.

 

 

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The happy family.

 

 

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The judges. See if you can spot my favorite.

 

 

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A politely-clapping giant gorilla in a super-hero costume. Oh, by the way, the Furries won Best in Show.

 

 

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Some people don’t need a contest to have an excuse to dress up.

 

 

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As I was saying…

 

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Hello, Younglings. Remember when Anakin Skywalker killed you? Yeah, that was sad.

12 comments… add one
  • Chris June 7, 2007, 2:13 pm

    PLEASE do NOT refer to Ultra-Gor, Super Jayhawk(best in show winners), or Starfox(best costume) as “furries”! That group represents people who have “lost it” in their heads, who still live in their parents’ basements, and still have to be reminded that showering/bathing is a required activity in this day & age! We are “freelance mascots” or “costumed performers”. We have careers. We bathe. We don’t think that having excessive piercings in our bodies is a sign of bizarre superiority.

  • Great White Snark June 7, 2007, 2:42 pm

    Please forgive me. I understand how you’d be offended. I’m sure you see how I was led astray by “Legion of Furry Super-Heroes.” Perhaps a new name is in order for future appearances. Birds aren’t really furry, anyway.

    Try not to be so hard on the actual Furries. I mean, someone who walks around all day in a full-body, gorilla super-hero costume won’t be readily accused of rockin’ with a full set of guitar strings, right?

  • Great White Snark June 7, 2007, 2:51 pm

    Chris, in light of your comment, this photo might be somewhat misleading.

  • Chris June 7, 2007, 11:33 pm

    I know that photo; almost every one of the characters pictured there are part of a group called “Critters By The Bay”, and ALL of us agree that the term “Furries” does not pertain to what we are about.(Blame all this confusion on MTV, VH1, and CSI, the jerks!)

  • Chris June 21, 2007, 10:40 pm

    I’ve seen them at Further Confusion in San Jose, but I don’t know them well enough to say they are full fringed furries or costumed performers. But I WILL say you shouldn’t automacticly “judge” someone in an animal costume as a sexually deviant “furry”. Otherwise you’re condemning all the great sports mascots into that sad category, as well as costumed performers. Some of us are even Christians(like Ultra-Gor), who care about what the Lord wants us to do with our lives.

  • Cindi June 22, 2007, 9:28 am

    Hmmm. Chris, I don’t think that was quite what GWS was saying. And as a Christian myself, I don’t really think God cares that much about how we dress ourselves. ‘Cuz the world has a few other problems. :-) Anyway, let’s not lose our sense of humor.

    Just to change the subject (sort of), my ex-husband once went to a Halloween party dressed as a giant bunny. Women could not keep their hands off him. So maybe the furries are on to something…

  • Chris June 22, 2007, 10:38 am

    Uh, sorry Cindi, but that is where you are misleading yourself. To say that God does not care that much about how we dress ourselves is pretty inaccurate. God proclaims the human body as the Temple of Christ, so YES, God does care VERY MUCH about what we choose to wear on Christ’s Temple. Do you think God looks kindly on people wearing T-Shirts that say “God Sucks”?!
    Also the “motive” of why some people dress up as animals is vitally important. If someone dresses up as a fox to worship some sort of “animal-god”(violation of the 1st Commandment), or in protest to God because supposedly God mistakenly made someone a human instead of a dragon(saying the Creator of the Universe is faulty), or to fulfill a crazy fantasy of inter-species fornication(GROSS!), it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that person is causing God unnecessary anguish.

  • Great White Snark June 22, 2007, 10:48 am

    And that’ll be that on the “God” subject. I’m sure there are entire blogs dedicated to that topic. Try “JesusSavesMyBlog.com”.

    Let’s keep our eyes on the ball while on GWS, ok? You know… Comic books are pretty. Star Wars is fun. Geeks are good in bed.

  • paul August 28, 2007, 7:46 am

    how did I miss this? Damn it was just a joke. Whenever you tell a joke there’s the harm that SOMEONE will be offended. When you put on a silly costume at a comic book convention, you have just reserved the right for someone else to make fun of you. You got your turn in the barrel this time, someone will get it next time, that’s how life goes. Get over it and move along.

  • Chris August 30, 2007, 12:49 pm

    Sure…the National Enquirer and The Star are FULL of “just a joke” entries. I don’t mind getting made fun of, as long as it’s in good taste. This whole thing was in bad taste. A close friend of mine got FIRED from his mascotting gig because someone falsely accused him of being a “lifestyle furry”! It’s NOT “just a joke” when well-meaning performers get placed in a nasty category and ruins everything positive we’re trying to do in the community. Would YOU be able to “get over it and move on” so easily if I told all the media you were an Al-Quida terrorist planting bombs all over the Bay area? I thought not. Maybe that example is a little extreme but the principle is the same.

  • Great White Snark August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm

    Your example is only a little extreme if by “a little,” you mean, “a very much lot.”

  • Paul September 26, 2007, 9:26 am

    Yeah, good call GWS. I think it’s funny how people who do ridiculous things get pissed when other people make fun of them.

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