Indy PopCon 2014 Photos #6: Last Call for 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 Six: our last remaining costume photos from other categories that didn’t receive separate entries — characters from movies, TV, American animation, the time-honored “potpourri” division, and ensemble setups. After disqualifying several photos that were either blurry or missing key portions of anatomy, what’s here is what’s left of our costume pics. That’s not to say the Indy PopCon marathon ends here. Two more entries should be following this week, and then MCC returns to its regularly random programming of whatever and stuff.

Japanese virtual pop star Hatsune Miku bids you welcome.

Hatsune Miku!

Also from the world of music, but differently fabricated: Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga!

From a singer who wears meat to a mascot who sells meat: it’s Big Boy! Appearing on behalf of the online T-shirt store One Man Surf Party.

Big Boy!

A very different product ambassador: Franken-Berry! Still hot off his April appearance at C2E2 in Chicago.


A very different movie monster: Alien! Now with wings.


From one monster to another, it’s…I, uh, have no idea.

Winged Thing!

A much more recognizable face: Kaylie from Firefly! She was officially introduced as “Steampunk Kaylie”, but the differences are minor.


A more obscure name: Susan Sto Helit, granddaughter of Death, from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I’ve only read four of those, none of which she was in, so I have some catching up to do.

Susan Sto Helit!

Going ultra-secret-double-obscure: the Red Bandit and Nurse Evelyn from Tarsem Singh’s The Fall.

The Red Bandit and Nurse Evelyn!

A slightly more well-known duo: TV’s Green Arrow and Black Canary.

Green Arrow and Black Canary!

A bit more famous: Belle and her dad Maurice from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The enchanted rose is a nice touch.

Belle and Maurice!

Also from the Department of Old Man Cosplay: the Ice King from Adventure Time.

The Ice King!

His former neighbor on Cartoon Network: Cheetara from Thundercats.


Appearing on a rival network: the eponymous star of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra.


From another channel altogether and refracted through a different prism: quoth the MC, “gender-bending Princess Kenny from South Park.” Her moment on stage was, of course, a death scene.

Princess Kenny!

From super-short winter kids to super-high winter monsters: the Russian Yeti was the tallest competitor in the costume contest and took several minutes to lumber up and down the dinky stage steps. I’d be curious to see how he stacks up against the fire-breathing dragon we saw at C2E2.

Russian Yeti!

Two-part grand finale:

My wife and I went home in the late afternoon for a while for housekeeping and recharging purposes. (That’s one of the perks of attending conventions in your hometown. I’ve learned this now that Indianapolis has any conventions to its name.) When we returned to the Convention Center, we ran into a photo shoot for several dozen cosplayers and snapped a couple of group pics just as they were finishing up.

Previously unseen faces in photo #1 include a couple of Minecraft guys, Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn, Arkham Asylum Scarecrow, Batman, Deadmau5, Corvo from Dishonored, three or four protagonists from Assassin’s Creed, a much better look at Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII, and Link from The Legend of Zelda.

Cosplay group shot!

The final new faces in photo #2: another Thor and Loki; the Riddler; another Joker and two more Harleys; Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece; and Temari from Naruto. Once again my broad gaps in anime knowledge are telling here and I won’t pretend otherwise, but you get the idea. This was a fantastic weekend for anyone who wanted to see or feel their favorite characters living out loud.

Cosplay group photo!

For MCC, this is it for Indy PopCon costumes…but the best is yet to come!

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 Five: Gaming and Anime Costumes!
* Part Seven: the Sylvester McCoy Hour
* Part Eight: What We Did and Who We Met

7 responses

    • My pleasure! Some of these may be fictional characters brought to life, but a lot of cosplayers put months’ worth of toil into these outfits, some of which could easily pass for formal wear. That kind of impressive talent deserves recognition.


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