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WonderCon 2009 Costumes – Part 1

The underlying theme of costumes at this year’s WonderCon 2009 seemed to be, “In spite of the recession, cosplay geeks are still eating well.”  You’ll see what I mean.

Also, in spite of the protests of my heart, mind, soul, and remaining kidney, I couldn’t entirely avoid taking a couple of pictures of anime cosplayers.  Of course, I don’t know why I bothered.  It’s all Naruto to me.

Baroness Cobra Trooper Costume
Looking good. The Baroness knows that tight, black spandex is never the wrong answer.  (Except when it is.  Which is usually at a comic book convention.)

BSG Number 6 Costume
Battlestar Galactica’s “Number Six,” the married years.  Still a looker, but “svelteness” is the first thing to go, you know?

Batman Wonder Woman costumes
This Robin costume says “stripper” to me.  But so does any flash of cleavage I see on any given day, so I might be biased.  And sexist.

Big Jedi Costumes
Two dark Jedis, posing with their early-afternoon snack.

Captain America costume
What If: The Blob became Captain America?  (I know, fat jokes are lazy and petty. Please judge me.)

Captain Rex costume
Captain Rex.  Not funny.

Slave Leia Costume
Slave Leia and Portly Joker in the moment just after they’ve learned that they’re actually brother and sister.

Anime Cosplay
Naruto.  Naruto Naruto Naruto.  Or something.

Cobra Commander Black
A Cobra Trooper and Cobra Commander, sporting complementary black outfits and inviting a gay joke that I’m going to completely avoid.

Count Dooku Costume
Count Dooku and his ladyfriend from the 501st were bouncers for Carrie Fisher’s booth.  I’m sure that what they lacked in upper body strength they made up for with earnestness and leather accessories.

Crazy Cobra Laser Trooper Costume
Pew pew! Hey, look at me!  I’m a Cobra Laser Trooper!  This costume design is straight out of the cartoon playing over and over in my head! Pew pew!

Fuzzy Batman costume
Sure, he looks like Batman, but the Batman I know doesn’t pack any fuzzy accessories. Fail.

Matrix Costume
Me: “What inspired your costume?” Him: [blank stare]  Me: “You just kind of made this up?” Him: “Yeah.”

Mystique costume
Teenage Mutant Ninja Mystique?

Imperial Officer costume
Imperial Officer and an inappropriately cheerful bounty hunter.

Jar Jar Binks Jedi Costume
Screw you, guy.  Screw. You.

Prisoner Joker Costume
Hey, what do you know, a Joker costume! And me without the joke-telling stamina to avoid outright sarcasm!

Kabuki Warrior Costume
“Kabuki warrior.”  Sounds like some Naruto bullshit to me.

Lazy Batman costume
Lazy Batman.

Lazy Jedi Costume
…but not as lazy as this Jedi. I mean, dude… even his lightsaber is limp.

Marvel Girl costume
Oh, Marvel Girl.  Why couldn’t you be morbidly obese, so I could find something entertainingly-disparaging to say?

Naruto Cosplay
This reeks of Naruto.  Are there pumpkin-headed characters in Naruto? God, I hate anime.

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21 comments… add one
  • Hope March 3, 2009, 8:47 am

    Those first two women are HARDLY fat.

  • Movie Meg March 3, 2009, 8:50 am

    Crushed velvet does not a Bat cape make. (Sale at Joann Fabrics, Bats?)

    Rotundity aside, Cap’s giant Frisbee and blue jeans aren’t so great either.

  • Nathan D March 3, 2009, 9:05 am

    [insert obligatory comment I make about your obligatory fat jokes here]

  • Great White Snark March 3, 2009, 10:59 am

    @Hope: No one said they were. The Baroness is making the spandex work for her, and Number Six just doesn’t happen to be as svelte as Tricia H.

  • Paul March 3, 2009, 11:01 am

    Hope, when you dress up as a character from a show who is insanely skinny, you’re only inviting disaster if you’re not anorexic.

    That would be like me dressing like He-Man. I’m making myself sick at the very thought…

  • Shithead March 3, 2009, 12:33 pm

    Loved this post. more more more!

  • cshanyn March 3, 2009, 2:51 pm

    Jar Jar with a light saber? Who the hell thought that was a good idea?

  • Kelson March 3, 2009, 3:43 pm

    The Number Six arrived at the convention with two other women dressed as Starbuck and Boomer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/3317172931/

  • Laura E. March 3, 2009, 6:14 pm

    Maybe the Jedi isn’t lazy. I see Strong Bad in the background… maybe it’s just his best Strong Sad impression.

  • Darth Jar Jar March 3, 2009, 9:57 pm

    All yousa people gonna die!

  • nickolai March 4, 2009, 10:15 am

    Did GI Joe become cool again after 20 years? The movie coming out has Sienna Miller and Ray Parks and other good stuff, sure. But Stephen Sommers is directing it — it’s gonna suck, people.

  • Paul March 4, 2009, 4:21 pm

    Uh.. its not really related to the movie at all, otherwise you’d see them dressed up as the movie characters. G.I. Joe has had a resurgence because of the 25th anniversary of the property and the toys that were tied into it. People have been dressing up as Joe characters for years anyway.

  • Great White Snark March 4, 2009, 6:47 pm

    @nickolai: You have angered the resident toy nerd. Throw yourself on his mercy.

  • Darth Jar Jar's Handler March 5, 2009, 12:23 am

    Just threaten to put your unprotected hands on his original MIB cobra commander variant or some shit – that’ll shut him up.

  • Great White Snark March 5, 2009, 12:29 am

    @Darth I don’t want him to shut up. Nerd rage entertains me.

  • LilJediElf March 5, 2009, 12:52 am

    hahaha i now have two versions of pics of me with the joker LOL fun fun

  • Six March 7, 2009, 1:16 pm

    “Still a looker,” eh? Excellent! Thanks for the compliment- and hey, I’ll work on the weight. Hope to see you in San Diego!

    ? Six

  • Great White Snark March 7, 2009, 1:19 pm

    @Six: Why would you work on your weight? You look great. Not being super-model-anorexic isn’t actually a bad thing.

  • A. Carilli March 11, 2009, 4:33 pm

    Apparently you are not an avid fan of English comics. The Red Helm you referred to as a Cobra Laser Trooper is NOT. It is the English comic called Action Force and the Red Shadows are the villains in it. The helm is from a character called Red Laser who was a minion.

    One thing we know is that guy was thrilled to death with finding out we made them. So in the end that is all that matters.

  • Geekgirl April 4, 2009, 5:50 pm

    All I’m saying is that Mrs. Six needs a bra.

  • J.J April 22, 2010, 2:16 am

    Well what can i say …… anime hates you too :P

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