Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
It’s that time again! This weekend my wife Anne and I attended the fifth annual Indiana Comic Con at the Indiana Convention Center in scenic downtown Indianapolis. It was another opportunity to dive into comic boxes, meet people who make comics, boggle at toy displays, make way for the youngsters who can’t get enough of anime merchandise, and find space to breathe in those cheerfully ever-growing crowds. To be honest, we were surprised how many of the actors on hand were folks we’d met at previous cons, but Anne and I found a few new intriguing names on the guest list and decided to drop by once more.
While we recuperate and wait for our feet to forgive us for their punishment, please enjoy this collection of cosplayers who brightened the day around the show floor. The actors and comics creators will be shared at the end of this special miniseries because everyone loves costumes. In all we took over three dozen pics of varying degrees of tailoring talent and photo quality. We regret we can only represent a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the total cosplay wonderment that was on display this weekend. We’re just an aging couple doing what we can for happy sharing fun…
…and in Part Two, it’s time for all the remaining cosplay that’s fit to print from the worlds of TV, animation, gaming, Netflix, and more. Enjoy! Again!
Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hanging out with old pal Usagi Yojimbo, another bunny who thought to bring a basket for the holiday weekend.
Princess Fiona, who can handle herself just fine without Shrek, thank you very much.
Mario’s pal Princess Peach, and the heroic Mermaid Man from Spongebob Squarepants.
The cast of Bob’s Burgers!
Leela, Fry, Bender, and Nibbler from Futurama.
A frightening Bender/Leela mash-up.
Beast and Belle, a tale as old as time.
Maleficent and the Queen of Hearts, disappointed to be surrounded by so many smiling faces who shall RUE THE DAY.
Sirius Black and the Fat Lady, fellow veterans of Cincinnati Comic Expo and two among the thousands of Harry Potter fans in the house this weekend.
Eleven and Chief Hopper, two of the eleventy billion fellow fans of Stranger Things that convened on the scene.
Georgie’s worstest of worst nightmares: two Pennywises.
We don’t photograph a lot of anime costumes because I’m familiar with maybe 0.003% of them, but this time I gambled on the possibility that my son might recognize them, as he often does. This time, he’s stumped. Little help, anyone?
One my son did help identify this time: Star Guardian Ahru from League of Legends.
Another stumper. To me it looks like Lobo murdered a Dragon Age character and stole his armor, but I’m sure I’m wrong.
She’s David Pumpkins! ANY QUESTIONS?
Speaking of monsters: Reptar from Rugrats.
Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.
Raiden from Mortal Kombat with electrically charged accessories.
Lawn gnome wizard, possibly an addition to later editions of Dungeons & Dragons.
“HEY, I’M GUY FIERI AND I’M LOOKING FOR SOME AWESOME GRUB RIGHT HERE IN THIS CONVENTION CENTER BECAUSE I’VE LOST MY MIND! TODAY ON TRIPLE-D!”
To be concluded! Other chapters in this special MCC miniseries:
Part 1: Cosplay!
Part 3: Who We Met and What We Did