Mandatory Bat-villains: Ms. Freeze and the Riddler! Incredibly, we somehow didn’t photograph a single Joker at WWC this year. Not one.
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
It’s that time of year again! Anne and I are at Wizard World Chicago in scenic Rosemont, IL, where we’re so far having a blast even though parts of it resemble hard work and our feet feel battle-damaged after two days of endless walking, standing, lining up, shuffling forward in cattle-call formation, and scurrying toward exciting people and things…
My wife and I took an okay number of photos over the course of our three-day stay and will once again be sharing the most usable over the next several entries.
With the average con we usually have enough pics for themed entries of a solid size, but our WWC 2015 results turned out so fractionalized across a number of media, companies, and universes that not much else besides Marvel achieved a real consensus. DC and Star Wars each put in a modest showing, but after using up a few of those in Part 1, both universes fell short of supporting their own independent entries. Hence today’s senseless duplex of an entry. Enjoy!
DC first, simply because of numbers:
TV’s the Flash. The show floor was crawling with Arrows and Arsenals, doubtlessly thanks to big-name guest Stephen Amell, but I’m more a fan of DC’s other big show.
The Scarlet Speedster’s heinous arch-nemesis, the Reverse-Flash! I think this was one of the con’s “official” cosplayer guests, but I didn’t catch his name.
Okay, one more Bat-villain, but THAT’S IT. So here’s Catwoman. Happy?
Though the thing that reminds me of a Buffy villain takes up the most space, the relevant star here is a fun one for DC animation fans — Robin as Slade’s apprentice from Teen Titans.
Krypto proves pets can cosplay too. I wasn’t aware the Stephens Center would allow animals on the premises, but we never saw security converging on Krypto’s owner, so I’m making at least one wrong assumption here.
I was a big fan of Milestone Media before Static’s name was forcibly changed to Static Shock, before he got his own animated series, and before DC’s New 52 reboot failed to capture a single thing I liked about the original series by Robert Washington III and John Paul Leon. Nevertheless, I will totally brake for any Static cosplayer anywhere, anytime.
…I did promise Star Wars costumes, didn’t I. My wife and I avoided all human Jedi, Vaders, and Stormtroopers on principle, but we found a few less common faces from that galaxy far, far away:
I’m assuming this Sith Lord is from either one of the video games (I’ve played almost none of them) or one of the Dark Horse books we never read. Little help?
Jedi Master Shaak Ti, from the same alien race that brought you Ahsoka Tano!
Even encased in carbonite, that rascally Captain Solo somehow escaped the cargo hold. Possibly his captor Boba Fett was just that terrible at his job.
To be continued! Other chapters in this special MCC miniseries:
Prologue: Five Shots from Our Convention Weekend in Progress
Part 1: Team Cosplay
Part 2: Marvel Cosplay
Part 4: Last Call for Cosplay
Part 5: Actors We Met
Part 6: Cars and Other Objects
Part 7: Why We Convention