The Penguin from Batman Returns but 100% less slimy.
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
For years we’ve been telling friends in other states that we’d one day do Atlanta’s Dragon Con, one of the largest conventions in America that isn’t in California or New York. We’ve been in Atlanta, but we hadn’t really done Atlanta. Hence this year’s vacation, in which we’re aiming for a double proficiency in Atlanta tourism and over-the-top Dragon Con goodness…
..such as that Saturday morning parade through downtown Atlanta. Same cautions apply as last time: we’re pros, not fans; corrections are very welcome if we misname anyone; we do take requests, but can’t guarantee we photographed every parade participant; enjoy!
One of the Penguin’s 1966 goons.
Batgirl, plus Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece entertaining the other side of the street.
The Crimson Chin from The Fairly OddParents.
Not a costume, but one of the parade’s live guests: Lou Ferrigno from TV’s Incredible Hulk.
Peter Griffin and cuddly li’l Brian.
Buddy the Elf, making room for more than one holiday in his heart.
Emmett from The Lego Movie. (Dragon Con is awesome! Dragon Con is cool when you’re in the parade! Dragon Con is awesome! When you’re watching in the shade!)
Mr. Six, the Six Flags mascot.
Jurassic Park SUV riding herd on a dancing baby Triceratops.
Jennifer in the DeLorean, with Griff Tannen lagging behind.
That time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did the “Coming Out of Their Shells” Tour and rocked your hometown live. Their premier show at Radio City Music Hall was on pay-per-view. Yes, really.
Shredder and Bebop, who could’ve been the opening act if they’d bothered to learn their own instruments.
Predators and Special Forces, a bipartisan marching squad.
Shipwreck leading G.I. Joe into action. YO, JOE and whatnot.
Selections from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which I’ve been procrastinating for decades.
Spy vs. Spy. R.I.P. MAD Magazine.
Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters and Dr. Evil.
Zoidberg and Leela, ready to deliver.
Also from Futurama: Robot Santa, suppressing his murderous urges for once.
To be continued! Other chapters in this very special miniseries:
Introduction: 20 Years of Road Trips, 2 Lifetimes of Geek Culture
Part 1: The Stars Our Destination – our usual roundup of actors and jazz-hands
Part 2: Cosplay on Parade
Part 4: Still More Cosplay on Parade
Part 5: Still More Cosplay on Parade Continued
Part 6: Still More Cosplay on Parade Continued Yet Again
Part 7: Deadpool Presents the Deadpool Cosplay Parade Starring Deadpool
Part 8: Ultimate Final Cosplay-Parade Climax Endgame Finale
Part 9: No Parades, Just Cosplay
Part 10: Last Call for Cosplay
Part 11: The Dragon’s Lairs
Part 12: Who Else We Saw, What Else We Did
Advance epilogue: Three Thoughts After Our First Dragon Con