Indiana Comic Con 2016 Photos #1: Friday Cosplay

Assassin's Creedpool!

The wrong cosplayers to mess with: Assassin’s Creedpool hanging out with Harley Quinn and the Red Hood.

This weekend my wife and I are attending the third annual Indiana Comic Con at the Indiana Convention Center in scenic downtown Indianapolis. Though the first two ICCs had more than their share of growing pains, he wrote with diplomacy wrapped in understatement topped with a Jim Halpert pretend-blank expression, Anne and I found a few names on the guest list irresistible and prayed the showrunners had been taking notes, accepting constructive criticism, and borrowing standard crowd-control procedures from other cons. So far, so good — Friday for us was a rousing success in a number of ways, except for the part where we had too much fun and I’m now typing under considerable fatigue.

While we rest and prepare for a ridiculously early Saturday wake-up, please enjoy this collection of cosplayers who brightened our day and improved quality-of-life around the show floor on Friday, the trial run before the rest of the crowds arrive Saturday and the real test of the showrunners’ mettle begins. The actors, comics artists, and nifty object collections will be shared in a forthcoming entry in this special series. Enjoy!

Deadpool Normal!

Baseline Deadpool against which all the Saturday variants shall be judged.

Deadpool Formal!

Formal Deadpool likes to serve hot tea with his chimichangas.

Trevor Mandarin!

Trevor Mandarin went into detail about all the work that went into his costume. Their gear looks fun, but these intricate designs can take tons of effort.

Green Goblin!

The Green Goblin on his Goblin Glider, which could glide all around the aisles without a sound and without tripping or crashing, like some kind of hands-free no-push skateboard. Cosplay science marches on!

Kylo Ren!

Kylo Ren arrived shortly before we did at 9:30 a.m. The exhibit hall didn’t open till noon, but the Dark Side doesn’t conquer all by arriving fashionably late.

Yuna FFX!

I have to see at least one Final Fantasy character at every convention or else quit hobbies forever. Say hi to Yuna from FFX.


For the Final Fantasy rule, I’ll also accept anyone from Kingdom Hearts. Meanwhile, Sora impatiently awaits KH3, which is now 37 years overdue.


Raphael dances while the other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles give him space to work it. They were all booth-reptiles for some company near the back of the exhibit hall whose line of business I didn’t catch.

Calvin and Hobbes!

Calvin and Hobbes, who was probably a lot livelier after we looked away.

Princess Mononoke!

Princess Mononoke, one of the few anime characters I know because I am of the Olds.

Anna from Frozen!

Anna from Frozen, still a popular, classy choice.

Freeze & Hatter!

Batman ’66 represent! Otto Preminger’s version of Mr. Freeze teams up the Mad Hatter as played by Tony Award Winner David Wayne. Leave it to my wife to remember their names off the top of her head.

Wookiee + Bowcaster!

Mandatory Star Wars: angry Wookiee with bowcaster.

Beetlejuice & Lydia!

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Lydia! Lydia! Lydia!

Moon Knight and Cubone!

Any Pokemon trainer trying to “catch ’em all” and add Cubone to their menagerie will have to go through Moon Knight first.

To be continued! This very special MCC miniseries continues in Part Two (more cosplay), Part Three (last call for cosplay), and Part Four (not cosplay)!

2 responses

  1. Oh wow! It’s so cool seeing me as the first picture on here! My boyfriend, our friend, and I are the Red Hood, Deadpool, and Harley! Also the Deadpool here is Bedpool from your second article! 😀


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