Wizard World Chicago 2017 Photos, Part 2: Animation Cosplay!

Belle + Adam!

I understand Disney’s live-action Beauty & the Beast is 2017’s highest-grossing film in America. On a related note, here’s Belle and Prince Adam, waiting for you to tell your 70,000 closest friends to come here and see this photo, please and thank you.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

It’s that time once more! This weekend my wife and I made another journey up to Wizard World Chicago in scenic Rosemont, IL, where we found much enjoyment and new purchases alongside peers and aficionados of comics and genre entertainment. Friday night left us near death by the end of our day, after a few miles’ worth of walking up and down the aisles and hallways, with breaks to go stand in lines of varying lengths and value. We’re the Goldens. It’s who we are and what we do.

…and naturally cosplay photos are all part of the service, otherwise why bother conventioning. Last time we showed you some costumes, and now please enjoy more from myriad animated realms.


Moana from Disney’s Moana starring Moana as Moana.


Her demigod sidekick Maui, who had a heck of a time with this hook while waiting in Billy Boyd’s photo op line.

Woody + Bo Peep!

Sheriff Woody and Little Bo Peep, on a rare furlough from Andy’s room.

Ruby Rose!

Ruby Rose from the Rooster Teeth series RWBY. When I first spotted the scythe, I ignorantly yelled “Soul Eater!” and now I can never go back to Rosemont.

Gumby + Pokey!

Gumby and Pokey, possibly the only Claymation characters around.

Patty + Cat Lady!

On Friday a group of Simpsons cosplayers ruled the main lobby for a while. Old fans will remember Marge’s sister Patty and the Crazy Cat Lady.

Devil Flanders!

The Devil Flanders from “Treehouse of Horror IV”.

Soul Donut!

Homer’s forbidden donut, from the same episode. Meanwhile in the background, Mayor Quimby bides his time.

Marge + Hank Scorpio!

Marge in her Chanel suit from the episode “Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield” and — from my second favorite Simpsons episode of all time — Hank Scorpio, Homer’s one-time boss and global terrorist.

Avatar Family!

The family that cosplays together: the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender, give or take one.


Bazooka from GI Joe. I like to think if he’d made the transition from Hasbro cartoons to live-action, maybe those two movies would have sucked just a little less.


I have no idea if Thrawn is still Grand Admiral in Star Wars Rebels or if he’s still working his way up to the rank he held in Timothy Zahn’s novels.

Man-at-Arms and Wild West Batman!

Man-at-Arms from the beloved toy ad He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with special off-topic guest Wild West Batman.


Thought you could escape politics at a comic con? Crysta and Batty from FernGully: The Last Rainforest would like to talk to you about the environment.

To be continued! Other chapters in this special miniseries:

Prologue: Two Notes from Wizard World Chicago 2017
Part 1: Comics Cosplay!
Part 3: Last Call for Cosplay
Part 4: Objects of Affection
Part 5: Who We Met and What We Did

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