GenCon 2013 Photos, Part 4 of 6: Free-Roaming Costumes (Super-Heroes and Animation)

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover: our weekend-long GenCon 2013 photo marathon! On a normal weekend, posting at this pace would destroy my nervous system and upset my family, but I’d rather share these with attendees as quickly as possible and then collapse for a day or two.

If you’re joining us at random some months down the road, here’s where we’re at so far:

* Part One: this year’s Costume Contest winners.
* Part Two: other Costume Contest entrants, a talented lot in their own right, trapped in a wide field in which some folks regrettably had to be chosen as not-winners.
* Part Three: the last of the not-winners. If anyone’s desperate for outtakes of themselves that weren’t already posted, we have a select few photos that appear to have been taken under earthquake conditions. If I shrink them down to 50×50, they might be useful as tiny avatars, but not for showing off to your family. (Seriously, if anyone has a desperate tiny-avatar request, I’ll be happy to add it to Part 6.)

Parts four and five will be other costumed entities we spotted roaming the Indiana Convention Center of their own free will. One of my personal favorites of this bunch: an uncanny Mr. Incredible.

Mr. Incredible, GenCon 2013

Deadpool has been popping up at a lot of cons lately. He’s an acceptable change of pace from all the Captain Jack Sparrows and Heath Ledger Jokers we used to see in droves.

Deadpool, GenCon 2013

Sharp-eyed followers take note: this is a different Rocketeer from the Rocketeer who appeared in Part One. I saw both minus helmets — very different gents, two great minds thinking alike. I like to think Dave Stevens would’ve approved.

Rocketeer, GenCon 2013

Roger and Jessica Rabbit, one of many happy couples enjoying the con.

Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, GenCon 2013

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Because Adult Swim will never die!

Harvey Birdman, GenCon 2013

Spy vs. Spy, from ye olden days of MAD Magazine. Your parents surely remember them.

Spy vs. Spy!

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For younger readers: the Avengers! Except they’re versions you won’t see in the movies. Left to right: Thor Girl, Dark Reign Loki, She-Hulk, and the Yelena Belova version of Black Widow. All of these are actual comics characters, I promise.

Avengers, GenCon 2013

Lara Croft, Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hellboy. Three characters from three different media.

Lara Croft, Sally, Hellboy, GenCon 2013

Lego Superman! The best part of the job in his alternate Earth is that even if Lego Zod levels several square miles of real estate, all the properties and casualties are really easy to rebuild.

Lego Superman, GenCon 2013

Wonder Woman and Batgirl, representing for classic DC Comics.

Wonder Woman, Batgirl, GenCon 2013

Same goes here for Zatanna and Harley Quinn, whose rebooted versions in DC Comics’ New 52 don’t look much like this anymore.

Zatanna, Harley Quinn, GenCon 2013

A creative Harley variant accompanies her puddin’, plus Catwoman and Rorschach, even though he’s from a different Earth.

Rorschach, Catwoman, Joker, Harley Quinn, GenCon 2013

Even older-than-old-school: the Star-Spangled Kid, Troia (formerly Wonder Girl), and the original Firestorm the Nuclear Man. TAKE THAT, NEW 52.

Star-Spangled Kid, Troia, Firestorm, GenCon 2013

Another personal favorite: Booster Gold and a member of his fan club, which counts as a costume in itself because the shirt appeared on a Booster Gold cover a few years ago. So yeah, sincere high-fives to these two.

Booster Gold, GenCon 2013

To be continued!

7 responses

  1. It’s Jessica Rabbit. Thank you so much for sharing this picture…it looks great! I love finding pix of us online after cons, as we never get the chance to take many of ourselves. Thanks again!


    • Not a problem! This is one of the reasons my wife and I like to do this. We have the same problem — when we do cons, we almost never have pics of the two of us together. They’re a nice thing to have. 🙂


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  3. Nice i guess.. these costumes are nice… Might need me to trill some RnB’s for the music lovers here to get a costumes off me when ever this comes up next…. #WUMISPELL remember that 🙂


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    • Walking for blocks and blocks around the con in normal shoes is wearying enough. I couldn’t imagine tackling it in boots, heels, Spandex, or all the other costume options. You both looked great, but I’m sorry you had to suffer for your art!


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