By Great White Snark | July 24, 2009
From the sublime to the sexy to the ridiculous… and then to the even more ridiculous… the San Diego Comic-Con costumes have not disappointed, thus far.
You never see Star Trek costumes with the sort of panache that Pimp Vader and Pimp Boba Fett have.
No, instead, we get more reminders from the Trekkers of just how emphatically uncool they are. A little Pimp Spock action wouldn’t kill you, people!
Borg. A.k.a., the only “cool” cache the Trek universe has other than Picard and the J.J. Abrams flick.
Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter. Suuuuuuper glad to be here.
Freddy Krueger costume. Also? Real knives.
In case you were wondering, this guy is the new Captain America (formerly Bucky). More importantly, he is unabashedly wearing tight, black spandex in a public forum. Cheers.
Mr. Miracle and Kitty Pryde costumes. The two characters least-likely to team-up in a DC/Marvel crossover event.
Some guy promoting some thing. Meh. But, hey! Glowy eyes!
That monster from Death Note whose name I’m too lazy to Google and too frail-minded to remember.
Warhammer 40,000 costume. Wearing boots that make him seven feet tall. Commitment!
I asked unemployed Skeletor if he had any special skills, and he said, “evil masterminding.” I guess there are worse skills to have in this economy.
Clone Trooper costumes are a dime a dozen, so these Sith get a mention for originality.
I’m actually seeing more and more Cobra Commanders and troopers at these conventions, too, but as long as there is spandex stretched around a boob, I’ll be there to photograph it. (Hint to the Star Wars cosplayers: you could do worse than to have a Spandex Trooper. Just sayin’.)
Yeah. I don’t know.
Mad Max fans?
Lots of Catwoman costumes this year, too.
Finally! It only took three years of going to Comic-Con for me to find a Lando Calrissian costume. And with a Colt 45-powered sense of humor, no less.
The Baroness. Very much in character. Respect.
Argh, I can’t quite place this guy. If you can remind me in the comments, I shall salute you with a wink and finger-gun combo.
I told Batgirl she was too happy to be in character, and Robin was all, “I told you so!”
Now that is a Crimson Guardsman who gives not a shit.