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Greetings and salutations, True Believers!

 

Every year, around Labor Day weekend here in the US, there is a MASSIVE gathering of geekdom here in (kinda) beautiful Downtown Atlanta that takes over the whole city for the span of four days.  It's a wonderful experience, and I have now been volunteering there for a grand total of 21 years(!).

 

This year, my wife got me to take my phone along for the ride... and I brought back a dearth of pictures from the event.  I keep trying to tell folks how it is, what folks dress as, and what kind of amosphere it has.

 

Now, I can SHOW you folks what I've been yammering on about.  I'll start with the MLP outfits, and go on to the rest in blocks - it would be a LOOOOOONG singular post otherwise.  

 

Fillies and gentlecolts, I give you DRAGONCON:

 

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Princess Celestia (she was really nice)

 

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Pinkie and Rarity

 

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Rarity (with a French accent, no less!)

 

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Rainbow Dash (her wig was back in her room)

 

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Vinyl Scratch (complete with hidden boombox)

 

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Queen Chrysalis

 

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Fluttershy (complete with parasprite and Luna)

 

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Applejack (with cider!)

 

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Great Galloping Gala Cadence and Derpy

 

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Spitfire (also a fellow security volunteer!)

 

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Celestia and Luna...

 

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... and ME!

 


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Okay, now that I've shown some of our representation, let me show you a few other outfits:

 

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Mumm-Ra, both forms (a husband and wife team)

 

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Rogue

 

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The cast of Chrono Trigger (minus Robo)

 

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Polaris and Scarlet Witch

 

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Brotherhood of Steel soldier and an Armored Vault Suit vault dweller

 

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Tigra (the whip lit up)

 

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I'm forever amazed by the sheer level of creativeness in some cos-players.. it puts most professionally staged theater productions to shame in the wardrobe department. :P

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And more still!

 

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Spartan Avengers (that shield/blade...)

 

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Moogle and Moo-gal

 

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Chef

(EVERY time I passed him and said, 'hello, Chef', he ALWAYS

replied with 'hello there, children!')

 

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Master Roshi

 

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The gaggle from Hocus Pocus

 

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The Purple Rain-ger

(Oh c'mon - you're giggling inside.)

 


And yet more:

 

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The fairy Godmothers from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

 

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The Black Cat (me-YOWZA *giggle*)

 

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HAIL SKROOB!

 

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Classic Weird Al Yankovic

 

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Bass from the MegaMan game series

(for my son Jack more than anything else)

 

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Speaking of MegaMan...

 

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Jesus eating pizza

(Because Jesus eating pizza.)

 

This last one carries a story with it:

 

When I walked up on the guy, he was simply having a bite to eat.  

 

I asked if I could get a picture of him (because I liked the style of his particular costume; I've seen Buddy Jesus at DC for YEARS), and he said, "sure..." and started to put the pizza down.  

 

I thought the idea of Jesus munching on a slice to be a funny thing, so I told him, "no, no... keep eating - I want a picture of Jesus eating pizza."  

 

He gave a strange little snort-laugh, but he put the slice back up to his mouth, and I got the shot.  I thanked him, complimented the outfit, then walked off into the con again.

 

As I left, I saw his female friend lean in toward him, and I heard her say:

 

"That's the THIRD one!  What the Hell is so funny about eating pizza!?"

 

True story.

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(sigh, not one nice lamia girl inbetween. :( )

 

Seriously though, these are some very nice costumes there. Glad that you had such a good time there. :)

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BUT WAIT!  There's MORE!

 

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Rorschach, Dr. Hugo Strange, and a Baratheon

(A gathering I found exceedingly random)

 

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Johnny, The Homicidal Maniac

 

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Lollipop Chainsaw

 

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I have NO idea, but those wings were REALLY cool...

 

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LEGO Ghostbusters

(those are actual costumes, not statues)

 

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Michael Jackson

(complete with speaker cranking Beat It and other MJ tunes)

 

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