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WonderCon 2008: Gallery of the Top Ten Costumes

Anyone who’s been reading the blog for a while knows that costuming is a major facet of most comic book conventions. It’s a creative form of cultural expression for these geeks. You know, like lower-back tattoos for teen girls.

…but with fewer daddy issues attached.

The following are ranked based on coolness, creativity, and commitment. And with “commitment,” I refer to the amount of skin-hugging spandex.

10) Link from ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Link Costume

9) Seven-foot-tall Cobra Commander

Cobra Commander Costume

8) Baby Captain America

Baby Captain America Costume

7) Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Costume

6) Robin

Robin Costume

5) Green Arrow and Black Canary

Green Arrow and Black Canary Costume

4) Wolverine

Wolverine Costume

3) Master Chief from ‘Halo’

Master Chief Costume

2) Tusken Raider

Tusken Raider Costume

1) Cobra Commander, The Baroness, Storm Shadow and Cobra Soldiers

Cobra Commander Baroness and Storm Shadow Costumes

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6 comments… add one
  • Alex (FirstShowing.net) February 25, 2008, 3:45 am

    Man, that Baroness is pretty cute. Is it me or at costumed girls at ‘cons getting hotter? I think it’s just me, that can’t be true…

    That Wolverine one and Robin one were both pretty awesome, too. Great pics bro! And see you down at Comic-Con for even more madness!!

  • Great White Snark February 25, 2008, 3:51 am

    Definitely pretty cute. I think there’s always been hotties at these things, you just have to be patient enough to find them. Diamonds in the rough, if you will. Like that girl who’s practically famous in the convention circuit for going as Princess Leia to all the Cons. I know you’ve seen her…

    Great to meet you this weekend. Looking forward to more at Comic-Con. Look forward to a big ol’ shout-out to you, Peter, Vic, and Mel in my upcoming post on the Top Five Most Overboard Uses of 3D in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

  • nickolai February 25, 2008, 10:01 am

    Awesome costumes, love Harley Quinn and the round-headed Wolverine.

    Though, I daresay it’s time for Robin to upgrade to boxers…

  • phillips February 25, 2008, 10:18 am

    Hey that’s my Tusken Raider costume! Thanks!

  • Nathan D February 25, 2008, 11:14 am

    All this GI Joe is seriously giving me flashbacks to when I was 10.

    These pics just aren’t the same without your snarky captions, though.

  • Nathan D February 25, 2008, 11:16 am

    I wonder what the conversation was like when planning that last costume set —

    “Dude, I’ll be Cobra Commander, and you 5 will be cobra soldiers.”

    “Fuck that, I’m not just going to be one your lackies”

    “OK, fine, you be Destro”

    “Fuck that, I’m going as Storm Shadow — old school style”

    Guess those other 4 dudes just didn’t want to “stand out” as a named character or something.

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