Wizard World Chicago 2016 Photos, Part 3: Marvel Comics Cosplay!

Gamora + Nebula!

Gamora and Nebula, like the Thelma and Louise of a new generation.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

It’s that time of year again! Anne and I spent this weekend at Wizard World Chicago in scenic Rosemont, IL, where we generally had a blast surrounded by fellow fans of comics and genre TV/movies even though parts of it resemble hard work and our feet feel battle-damaged after three days of endless walking, standing, lining up, shuffling forward in cattle-call formation, and scurrying toward exciting people and things.

In Part One, we gave you great moments in comic-con jazz hands. In Part Two, DC Comics cosplay, including a special performance by the Suicide Squad. In this chapter: it’s Marvel’s turn to represent.

Okay, first order of business: a few token Deadpools. We saw far fewer Deadpool variants at WWC than we did at all our previous 2016 conventions, even those with a fraction of the attendance figures. Either we’ve passed Peak Deadpool Costumes, or he’s begrudgingly abdicated his cosplay throne to Harley Quinn.

Senor Deadpoolito!

Senor Deadpoolito, pushing the Merc with a Mouth’s chimichanga worship to its extreme logical conclusion.

Toxin + Carnagepool!

Carnagepool lurking the show floor with Toxin, offspring of normal Carnage.

Deadpool Dancing!

Our escalator view of a Deadpool reigning on the dance floor.


An almost subliminal Deadpool undercover with a trio of Spider-Men.

Marvel Bunnies!

Another Deadpool was one of six Marvel Bunnies, who I trust are no relation to DC’s own Hoppy the Marvel Bunny.

…and the rest:

Wolverine and Friend!

We geezers here at MCC always run across one or more costumes representing characters that are better known to the kids these days but strangers to us. If you recognize Wolverine’s new friend, who’s really not Storm, please feel free to educate us in the comment section. We have a long-standing policy of appreciating lessons about new universes.

Gambit + Mary Katherine Gallagher!

Another X-Man changing up partners: Gambit with SNL’s super-awkward Mary Katherine Gallagher.

Tony Stark!

Tony Stark with his favorite partner: booze. (He also had a light-up arc reactor under his shirt, which of course blinked at the wrong moment.)

Iron Man + Steve Rogers!

A more heroic duo: first-appearance Iron Man and WWII reject Steve Rogers.

Loki Cap + Thor!

Old friends Cap and Thor teaming up with Loki.

Doc Ock + Punisher!

Doctor Octopus and the Punisher: a good-looking match made in nowhere ever.


Elektra needs no partner and will stab you for asking. Unless you’re Matt Murdock in doting pushover mode.


Cable would like you to meet his favorite partners: THESE GUNS. (Seriously, though, this is the best Cable cosplay I’ve ever seen.)

To be continued! To be continued! Other chapters in this MCC miniseries:

Part 1: Our Jazz Hands Gallery
Part 3: Marvel Comics Cosplay!
Part 4: Star Wars and SF Cosplay!
Part 5: Last Call for Cosplay!
Part 6: Objects of Affection
Part 7: Who We Met and What We Did

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