C2E2 2019 Photos, Part 3: Marvel and DC Cosplay

Thor family!

Friday in Asgard: Thor, Odin (with Huginn and Muninn!), Malekith and Hela.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

It’s that time again! My wife Anne and I just got home from the tenth annual Chicago Comic and Entertainment Exposition (“C2E2″), another three-day extravaganza of comic books, actors, creators, toys, props, publishers, freebies, Funko Pops, anime we don’t recognize, and walking and walking and walking and walking. Each year C2E2 keeps inching ever closer to its goal of becoming the Midwest’s answer to the legendary San Diego Comic Con and other famous conventions in larger, more popular states. We missed the first year, but have attended every year since 2011 as a team…

…and do our best to take cosplay photos as a team. we’re fans of costumes and try to keep an eye out for heroes, villains, antiheroes, supporting casts, and various oddities that look impressive and/or we haven’t seen at other cons. First up: a great big batch of characters from assorted iterations of the worlds of Marvel and DC Comics, from their movies and shows as well as their comics. Caveats for first-time visitors to Midlife Crisis Crossover:

1. My wife and I are not professional photographers, nor do we believe ourselves worthy of press passes. These were taken as best as possible with the intent to share with fellow fans out of a sincere appreciation for the works inspired by the heroes, hobbies, artistic expressions, and/or intellectual properties that brought us geeks together under one vaulted roof for the weekend. We did what we could with the tools and circumstances at hand. We don’t use selfie sticks, tripods, or cameras that cost more than a month’s worth of groceries.

2. It’s impossible for any human or organization to capture every costume on hand. What’s presented in this series will be a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the sum total costume experience. Other corners of the internet will represent those other fractions that we missed, which is the cool part of having so many people doing this sort of thing.

3. We didn’t attend Sunday. As previously explained at excessive length, we also nearly never do costume contests anymore. Sincere apologies to anyone we missed as a result.

4. Corrections and comments are always welcome, especially when we get to Part 5, which will include at least two characters we young geezers didn’t recognize. I do like learning new names and universes even if you’re more immersed in them than I am.

5. Enjoy!

Loki and Thor!

Loki and Thor bid you welcome to C2E2!


Normally welcoming you would be Heimdall’s job, but this isn’t Asgard and it’s his day off.


Also big at the movies: Mera, star of Aquaman.

Aquaman and Mera!

Aquaman and Mera vacationing on the surface world and enjoying some of its libations.

Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man Noir!

Differently big at the movies: Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man Noir, part of this year’s Spiderverse cosplay explosion.


Also from Spiderverse and my childhood: Peter Porker, the spectacular Spider-Ham.

tiny Spidey!

The itsy-bitsy Spidey climbed up the Marvel stage.

Negative Man!

Meanwhile on TV: Negative Man from the Doom Patrol.

Mr. Terrific!

Mr. Terrific, star of TV’s Arrow.

Daredevil with Braille sign!

Meanwhile not on TV: Daredevil. The second word in his Braille sign is “DISNEY”.

Infinity Gauntlet!

Once again the Infinity Gauntlet stands out from the crowd, and thankfully too big to snap.

Fred Flintpool!

Fred Flintpool, somehow the only Deadpool variant we braked for. We’re losing our touch.


Kon-El, a.k.a. Superboy, sporting his totally ’90s gear from that time he helped replace Superman while he was dead.


Mandatory Bat-Villains: Professor Hugo Strange, Poison Ivy, and the Scarecrow.

Thor Family 2!

Saturday in Asgard: Thor and Odin return, but Hela is now Malekith, and the previous Malekith is now Beta Ray Bill, armed with Stormbreaker. The family that Norse together is a force together.

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

Part 1: Paul Rudd! From “Clueless” and Marvel and Stuff!
Part 2: David Tennant!
Part 4: Disney and Star Wars Cosplay
Part 5: Last Call for Cosplay
Part 6: Artists Alley Plus
Part 7: Who Else We Met, What Else We Did
Part 8: Geek Commerce on Parade

3 responses

    • And there were so, SO many more great costumes we didn’t catch on camera. I saw a fantastic one from Marvel’s “Runaways” heading up an escalator while we were going down, but there was no way to catch her. And we had friends who were part of a massive “Masters of the Universe” cosplay group on Saturday, but we didn’t see any of them no matter how many times we walked back and forth across the exhibit hall and lobby. No matter how many we see, it’s still frustrating how many more we don’t get to see in person!

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