Gen Con 2014 Photos, Part 5 of 6: Last Call for Costumes

Khal Drogo!

Not taking Khal Drogo seriously would prove to be his last mistake. After the scene of carnage, his friends divided up the contents of his pockets between them.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover: my wife and I attended Gen Con 2014 and took pictures as usual.

Parts One through Three were the Costume Contest winners and contenders. Part Four was cosplay in the exhibit hall, the other halls, the other rooms, out and about, and wherever. Part Five: more of those, but the last usable ones in our collection. If you’re not shown here, either our destinies didn’t cross on that fateful Saturday, or we crossed at mistimed moments (really sorry I missed Pirate Harley Quinn), or we have a tragically blurry pic of you that’s not worth anyone’s upload time. Better luck next year, maybe?

For those who know every fictional character ever invented, this entry shall be your geek-culture playground, as it contains the largest number of “WHO DAT” cosplay moments. If you recognize any of the unnamed folks in these pics, now’s your chance to label them with pride.


Maleficent and Anna!

Disney Team-Up presents Maleficent and Anna from Frozen! With a cameo from stuffed Olaf.

Olaf and Mage!

A very different Olaf teams up with the Red Mage from Bravely Default.

Black Mage!

Old school Final Fantasy Black Mage (and Baby Chocobo!) teams up with…uh, these guys.

Dartz and Bakura!

Dartz and Bakura from Yu-Gi-Oh!

Ice King!

The Ice King from Adventure Time.


Wanda from The Fairly Oddparents! We were in line for the same food truck. Cosmo was already eating and we didn’t want to intrude. After lunch, memory failed us and we forgot to catch up with them. Alas.

Product Dude!

He was working a booth, so I’m guessing he was…a product?

Some Knights!

Some knights! I really, really feel like I should recognize these. Curse this old age and my overstuffed yet deteriorating brain.[UPDATED 8/19/2014, 9:15 p.m.: Meet Kitiara and Lord Loren Soth from the Dragonlance novels. Special thanks to OrcStompRunner for the assist.]

Little help?

Possibly a distant cousin of Drogo’s victim up there. Very, very distant.


One of the thousands of couples in attendance, just like us…well, except if a war broke out. They’d last much longer than we would. [UPDATED 8/19/2014, 9:25 p.m.: Elspeth Tirel and Garruk Wildspeaker from Magic: the Gathering. I saw another pic of them over on io9.]

Mohawk Minotaur!

Minotaur with red mohawk. Have labyrinth, will puzzle. And kill.


Goblin! Because you can’t go wrong with the classics.

Cosplayer role call!

Jedi, Batman, anime guy, Link, Thor, Spider-Man, I CALL COSPLAY BINGO.

Daenerys and Drogon!

We began with Game of Thrones; we end with Game of Thrones. Happy trails from Daenerys and Drogon!

(Special thanks to my son for recognizing some of these for me, or for having better connections than I do. I owe him either way.)

To be concluded!

* * * * *

Other chapters in this very special MCC series:

* Part One: The Costume Contest Winners
* Part Two: More from the Costume Contest
* Part Three: Costume Contest, Last Call
* Part Four: Costumes Around the Show Floor
* Part Six: Things Besides Costumes

5 responses

    • Oh, wow. Nice! I read the first few Dragonlance novels back in high school, but they got away from me after I got my first job and all my free time disappeared. That really takes me back. Thanks very much for the names and the nostalgia!


  1. I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet up at Gen Con 😦 It’s always a pleasure. I had thought about taking it to awesome con after a couple adjustments. Maybe I’ll see you there?


  2. Pingback: MCC’s Top 15 Favorite Cosplay Photos of 2014 | Midlife Crisis Crossover

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