Yutaro Katori from The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird. Or if you’re on Twitter a lot, the “IS THIS A PIGEON?” meme, live and in 3-D!
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
It’s that time again! This weekend my wife and I made another journey up to Wizard World Chicago in scenic Rosemont, IL, where we found ample enjoyment and new purchases alongside peers and aficionados of comics and genre entertainment. Once again we lead off a new convention miniseries with the mandatory cosplay galleries. We captured whoever we could while wandering the show floor Friday and Saturday…
…and here are all the rest, all the other cosplayers whose works we appreciated and whose souls we captured. We apologize sincerely for the hundreds of other great cosplayers we didn’t photograph, but: (a) we were trapped in lines a lot; (b) we’re getting older and recognizing fewer costumes; (c) Deadpool variants notwithstanding, we tend to sidestep characters that show up in packs of fifty; (d) I’m getting less excited every year about competing with roving herds of Instagrammers who don’t even bother to learn the names of the characters they photograph; (e) we don’t do costume contests anymore; (f) no ever runs up to us and demands we take and post their pic, which would be most welcome and super convenient for us if they did; and (g) by 5 p.m. Saturday we’d accomplished all our goals and lost our wills to walk.
If you don’t see yourself here, I’m really sorry, but I do hope you get to see a few other fellow cosplayers that you missed this weekend. We saw a lot of fine efforts all around the Stephens Center, breathing new life into favorite characters and generally enriching the WWC experience. Enjoy!
Skeletor, another Costume Contest winner.
The Energizer Bunny! The other side of his drum had a very special message written on it, but I’m keeping it all to myself to make myself feel special inside.
Princess Peach, in exactly the right castle.
Big in-joke for fans who convened on the scene to meet the four main cast members from Boy Meets World. Sadly, William Daniels could not be reached for comment.
Also from Acrobatica Infiniti: Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
From The Simpsons: Prom King Artie Ziff, Jimbo Jones with Milhouse wrapped in VOTE QUIMBY tape, naturally Homer, and Selma with Jub-Jub. Our best guess on the lady in green is…someone else from Acrobatica Infiniti? Maybe? No?
From the Department of I’m a Horrible Person, Part 1: Ariel and Captain Planet’s Planeteers, but I cut off one teammate at the end. Really sorry. 😦
Department of I’m a Horrible Person, Part 2: I thought this was the fighting chicken from that one Family Guy episode, but it’s actually Richard from Hotline Miami. His two companions were from the same game, but I snapped this before I realized it and cut them out and feel bad about it and have more guilt.
A green Dalek insisting if the the Doctor can have companions, so can they.
Also old-school: Klingons!
Guards from Resident Evil‘s Umbrella Corporation.
Cthulhu and campaign manager. In this climate I wouldn’t count them out.
A Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
Some people aren’t into costumes, like Jim Halpert in his 3-hole punch getup from The Office‘s season-2 Halloween episode.
As seen on the Disney Channel, the cast of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir — Plagg, Cat Noir, Tikki, Ladybug, and Gabriel Agreste with Nooroo.
(Special thanks to my son for naming assistance on two of these. Old or not, I still like learning about new and unknown universes.)
That’s practically all the costume photos we have, but the chronicle of our Wizard World Chicago weekend is far from over. To be continued!
Other chapters in this special MCC miniseries:
Part 1: Marvel and DC Cosplay!
Part 2: Movie Cosplay!
Part 4: Ghostbusters!
Part 5: Who Else We Met, What Else We Did
Part 6: Objects of Affection