Indy PopCon 2014 Photos #2: the Big-Budget Blockbuster Costumes

The marathon continues! As promised in our first installment, please enjoy more photos from the first annual Indy PopCon convention. Same guidelines apply: we’re fans, not pros; corrections and comments welcome; hope they’re enjoyable.

Part Two: characters from big, big, recognizable movies. Exhibit A: representatives from the 501st Legion — one of the Emperor’s Royal Guard, your standard-issue Stormtrooper, an Imperial Officer, and R4-M6, Mace Windu’s astromech droid. The new character in the middle is my wife, a notorious Jedi sympathizer.

Star Wars concepts!

This super-sized Bumblebee from Michael Bay’s Transformers series was one of the most popular on the show floor. He spent most of his time hanging around a booth that was trying to recruit insurance clients., because part of the Autobots’ plan to save the world is to ensure that you’ve thought about your long-term financial future. Or something.


Catwoman lurks near the autograph booths, possibly tempted to rob them because of how some of them were catapulted to fame.


Bane from The Dark Knight Rises hangs out with the DC New 52 version of Harley Quinn.

Harley and Bane!

A second Bane from the costume contest, with tattoos in place of jacket.


Also in the costume contest: Lady Bane! She and the other Bane briefly faced off onstage. Then they vowed to team up and see if Batman could handle twice the super-mumbling.

Lady Bane!

Also from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy: history’s darkest Batmobile, a.k.a. the Tumbler! First time we’ve seen one at a convention. No, it’s not a costume. Consider it your intermission.

The Tumbler!

From the opposite side of the Marvel/DC divide: Captain America, star of one of the year’s best films.

Captain America!

His pal Iron Man, in a suit fully constructed by the wearer himself. Much like the original in that sense.

Iron Man!

Their nemesis Loki brings his own Tesseract and a quiet dignity to the role.


A different Loki roughhouses with Thor, who refuses to behave.

Thor and Loki!

Moving away from comics-based movies: a reinterpretation of Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter series.

Bellatrix Lestrange!

Strictly speaking, Predators only had a budget of $40 million, making it the weakest film represented here. Since it was the second-best Predator film to date, I felt empowered to stretch the definition of “big-budget” to suit my whims.


Ending on a pair of nods to Johnny Depp: Captain Jack Sparrow stumbled in character from checkpoint to checkpoint, lolled around the stage a bit, and performed a nice pratfall off the stage in lieu of a painless exit. In this case the red-eye befits a stylish drunkard.

Captain Jack Sparrow!

On the other end of the Depp respectability scale: rebooted Tonto, possibly conceived while the actor was drunk on star power. But the costume’s a sharp, eye-catching recreation.


To be continued!

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Links to the other installments in this very special Midlife Crisis Crossover event are enclosed below. Thanks for visiting!

* Part One: The Costume Contest Winners
* Part Three: Costumes from Comics
* Part Four: the Costumes of the Doctor
* Part Five: Gaming and Anime Costumes!
* Part Six: Last Call for Costumes
* Part Seven: the Sylvester McCoy Hour
* Part Eight: What We Did and Who We Met

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