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 Five: at last, anime and gaming! This is always the section where I can use the most assistance from You, the Viewers at Home. If you recognize a character I didn’t, please feel free to speak up so that others might learn and possibly discover a new universe to explore. Better still, help this old man become fractionally less ignorant of stuff you like. If some of these are original characters, introductions are always welcome.
Longtime MCC readers are aware of my soft spot for Final Fantasy, so it’s a logical starting point. Behold: Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII plus follow-ups, and Genesis from Crisis Core.
From the great Kingdom Hearts 2, not too far removed from Final Fantasy, it’s Axel from Organization XIII.
Among the costume contest participants: Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII and its spinoffs.
Ada Wong from the Resident Evil series. I once played partway through the fourth one till I got sidetracked indefinitely when we moved.
Amaterasu from Okami. And friend?
(Updated 6/14/2014: at right would be a soldier from Attack on Titan. Thanks to my son for figuring out that much.)
A pair of Pyramid Heads from Silent Hill.
Going back to my young teenage arcade years: Chun Li from Street Fighter. Too bad I was terrible at it.
Moving back to more recent years: the Traveller from Journey.
A look in passing at Jade Harley from “Homestuck”, fourth story from the online MS Paint Adventures.
Mad Moxxi from Borderlands.
This one looks like a Red Queen or a Queen of Hearts to me, but the introduction sounded like “Lady Sidonia” or “Lady Zedonia” or someone in between. Either way, here we’ll transition awkwardly from gaming to anime. Fair deal?
The eponymous star of Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.
Chii from Chobits.
Sailor Chibi Moon. Not the same as simple Sailor Moon.
An anime duo whose intro I totally failed to hear because I was fussing over something else in my seat at the time. Knowing me, it was probably my camera. Mea culpa.
(Updated 6/14/2014: Kagamine Rin and Len, “vocaloids” with origins similar to that of Hatsune Miku, the character who leads off Part Six of this series. Special thanks to my son for the assist.)
Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail.
Wrapping up this installment: she was introduced as Twilight Elven Princess, possibly an original character. Wings are always a bold, complicated cosplay choice.
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 Two: the Big-Budget Blockbuster Costumes
* Part Three: Costumes from Comics
* Part Four: the Costumes of the Doctor
* Part Six: Last Call for Costumes
* Part Seven: the Sylvester McCoy Hour
* Part Eight: What We Did and Who We Met