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WonderCon 2009 Costumes – Part 2

The hits just keep on coming.  If you understand “hits” to mean more well-intentioned costumes with questionable execution from WonderCon 2009.

And, yes, a few examples of excellence here and there.  But what fun are those?

Phoenix Costume
Hey, Phoenix.  Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it. Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.

Predator Costume
No, Predator, I do not “want some of this.” But thank you for your kind invitation.

Pac-Man costume
Pac-Man costume. This is Namco’s idea of a booth babe.  Bad Namco, bad.

Princess Leia Costume
Princess Leia. You guys can write the joke yourselves, right? Yeah? Cool.

Masquerade costumes
Batman and his douchey Naruto friends on the way to the Masquerade.  (Yeah, I lumped the sock puppet in with Naruto.  It reeks of Japanese insanity.)

Sesame Street Costume
Best. Costumes. At the Convention. And not just ’cause Sesame Street makes me sentimental.  Wait… no.  That’s exactly the reason.

Queen Amidala Costume
Queen Amidala, owning “stoic.”

South Park Chef Costume
Chef from South Park.  Finally, a gender-, race-, and portliness-appropriate costume.

Spandex Batman Costume
Spandex Batman.  The opposite of a race- and portliness-appropriate costume.  Unless this is some Mexican wrestling character that I don’t know about.  Which would be strange.  Since I have all the trading cards.

Silk Spectre Costumes
Sally Juspeczyk, the original Silk Spectre from Watchmen, times two.  I have no jokes.  I find this 100% acceptable.

Spider-Man Costume
Now this one I do recognize from my Mexican wrestler trading cards.

Star Trek Lady Costume
The only Star Trek costumes I’ll photograph are “leggy bridge officer” and “dead Klingon.”  And Jeri Ryan from Voyager. And Jolene Blalock from Enterprise. But that’s IT, I tell you!

Steampunk Gang Costumes
Old people Steampunk costumes. (Find steampunk costumes on Ebay)

Steampunk Girls
Young people Steampunk costumes.  Holy hound dog, it all blends together, anyway.  Just move yourselves to a Victorian compound in Texas featuring steam-powered lasers and mechanical computers and be done with it.

Stormtrooper Costumes
The 501st Troopers, doing what they do.  Which, specifically, is making like Star Wars toys and coming out with lots of slightly different variants of the same damn figures.

Steampunk Squirrel
I don’t know… Steampunk squirrel?  Whatever. To Texas with ye.

Teen Titans Costumes
Teen Titans.  They obviously put a high level of commitment into these costumes, except when it came time to gender-check “Beast Boy.” (Find Teen Titans costumes on Ebay)

501st Bounty Hunter Costumes
We get it… you’re totally not the same because your paint jobs are different.  Oh, and… one of you is a damn, bearded hippie.

The Spirit Costume
The Spirit.  You see what’s going on here, right? I don’t have to spell it out?  Please don’t make me say it.

Venture Bros Costume
You probably don’t know what these costumes are unless you’re one of the cool, in-the-know people watching Venture Bros. (P.S. I don’t know what these are.)

Watchmen Rorschach Costume
“The world will look up and shout ‘Save us!’… And I’ll whisper ‘No… not until I’m done browsing for collectible autographed prints.'”

Victory Pose Costume
I don’t know what this guy is, but he is Win.

Young Silk Spectre Costume
Laurie Juspeczyk, a.k.a. Silk Spectre II costume from The Watchmen. Finally, someone with a healthy respect for nutrient deprivation. Anorexia is the new black, people!

Vacation Joker Costume
Joker, having a gay ol’ time.

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16 comments… add one
  • buck March 4, 2009, 3:04 am

    so what am I supposed to see on the spirit pic?

  • Ginger March 4, 2009, 8:59 am

    The Yip Yips are AWESOME! Gay Joker/tourist Joker is hysterical. I’ve never been to a comic convention, but after seeing these pics, I may have to go sometime, just for the people watching.

  • Great White Snark March 4, 2009, 9:43 am

    @buck: A fat joke waiting to happen.

  • cshanyn March 4, 2009, 10:14 am

    I’m fairly certain that Batman would not take kindly to his likeness being represented with high waters. Someone should tell that guy to NOT buy his costumes at Toys R Us.

  • nickolai March 4, 2009, 10:23 am

    I think that Pacman costume rocks.

    Looks like Pacman is pooping out last night’s chinese…

  • buck March 4, 2009, 1:25 pm

    ah, damn I didn’t see it before. Guess I’ll need to hit the gym before next year, lol.

  • Kat March 4, 2009, 2:57 pm

    The bear thing with batman IS from an Anime. Bleach.

    I do not see why Beastboy cannot be BeastGirl. Consider it an Elseworlds telling. I believe in one of the AUs he actually WAS a girl, for one. So take that, comic book geek knowledge.

  • Paul March 4, 2009, 4:25 pm

    I’m so sick of Steampunk it’s not funny.

    Steampunk is the new Stormtrooper.

  • Kelson March 4, 2009, 6:20 pm

    A few years ago, seeing a Stormtrooper at a convention was impressive. These days there are so many I hardly notice them.

  • Terra March 5, 2009, 12:17 am

    Hey, this is Terra from the Teen Titans group above. We put TONS of time into our costumes, and I think our Beast Boy looked really good. It’s hard to hide a woman’s chest, but I think she did a great job. Obviously we can’t turn her into a man. Cross-playing is a hard thing to do.

  • Great White Snark March 5, 2009, 12:23 am

    @Terra: It’s not that hard, given the right financial, medical, and surgical resources. How committed are you, really?

    Maybe next year.

  • Terra March 5, 2009, 8:04 pm

    It sounds you’re speaking from experience.
    I hope it works out well for you.

  • Great White Snark March 5, 2009, 8:42 pm

    @Terra Do I sense a bit of nerd-rage? God, I hope so. It is nourishment to me.

  • Artie209 CVHC March 6, 2009, 7:02 am

    So whats the whole point of making fun of peoples costumes?

  • Josh March 6, 2009, 2:31 pm

    Anyone else notice that Silk Spectre #1 is the Tivo spokeschic?

  • Durian Jam October 30, 2009, 11:49 pm

    The yip yip alien costumes are easily my favourite on this page.

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