Dragon Con 2016 has come and gone, but like any good multi-genre nerd culture convention it has left a legacy of cosplay. Fan conventions have long developed a reputation as the ultimate costume party, and the question on many minds isn't the biggest or most exciting panel of the event, but who wore what best.
Dragon Con is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia over the Labor Day weekend. With an attendance of over 77,000 this year, chances were high of running into some of your favorite comic, gaming, and movie icons - possibly with a slightly different spin than you're used to.
Courtesy of Sneaky Zebra and Loot Crate comes a video celebrating just that (see above). In addition to assorted Avengers, heroes from Star Wars, Overwatch, Power Rangers, and The Matrix, there are some clever spins on Stormtroopers, Ghostbusters, and Mario and Luigi. Not to mention some great turns from Jim Henson, The Shoveller, Rocket Racoon, Malory Archer, Kraven the Huntress, Joyce Byers from Stranger Things, and everybody's favorite Avocados-at-law.
Loot Crate seems to know what side its bread is buttered on. Their ongoing nerd-culture themed YouTube videos may sometimes have little to do with their Crate-of-the-Month but they certainly cater to their core demographic. (See their Quentin Tarantino's Suicide Squad video for comparison.) Videos like these serve the dual function of advertising their wares while giving back to the community that supports them.
Cosplayers come from all walks of life. Most are just excited fans looking for a chance to celebrate with others like. Some are professional models or costume designers. Some cosplay for competition, and others just for casual fun, but it'd be hard to find one who doesn't cosplay out of an enthusiasm for the subject matter. They need to because cosplaying can be tough. As effortlessly as some heroes seem to wear their costumes in your favorite comics, movies, and games, a lot of them are bolstered by CG, sci-fi technology, or impossible physics. Considering how mixed even Hollywood results are with live action hero adaptations, it's impressive how well some of these fan costumes come out on a shoestring budget.
Do you have a favorite costume from the convention? Who wore it best? Let us know in the comments section, and stay tuned to Screen Rant for all the latest on movies, comics, and dragon culture!
Dragon Con 2017 will take place September 1-4 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Source: Sneaky Zebra