The Cult of Marriott Carpet is one of those extremely specific Dragon Con in-jokes. See, there’s a Marriott with this distinctive carpet that looks like Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian made a map of Boston together…
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
In 2019 my wife Anne and I attended our very first Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. We returned home to Indianapolis with a plethora of new memories, hundreds and hundreds of photos, and a shared suspicion that we’d return someday. Not every year, but someday. In the year of our grand pandemic 2020 we attended exactly zero conventions for easily guessed reasons. In 2021 several cons made their comeback plans, but Dragon Con stepped up hardest and made us some offers we couldn’t refuse. We didn’t have to think long or hard before accepting the special rules under which this pandemic-era show would be held…
As promised, another gallery from the annual Saturday morning cosplay parade through downtown Atlanta. Marvel unintentionally dominates this section, but they don’t quite have this one all to themselves. For past comic-cons I used to sort the costumes by company, by genre, or by whatever pop-culture divisions came to mind. That procedure takes extra time and has been suspended for the time being so I can save time and get these done for You, The Viewers At Home. Corrections and revisions welcome as always. Enjoy! Again!
The official Dragon Con dragon, I think.
Cult of Marriott Two-Face and Cult of Marriott cubicle dweller.
In addition to the usual Ghostbusters, we had Janine from The Real Ghostbusters and Dana from the first two movies.
An extreme deep dive into Real Ghostbusters lore with the Tombstone Tackle ghost.
I don’t watch Rick and Morty. Did they do a Ghostbusters thing?
A classic Steve Ditko Peter Parker half-done suiting up and mocking Electro with this cool puppet he made of him.
We are absolutely here for any and every Agatha Harkness.
Deadpool costumes. It wouldn’t legally be a convention without some.
Mandapool, Coffinpool, Gwenpool, and then some.
Frenchmaidpool, stalked by Deadpool’s pal Bind Al.
Deadpooh. See what they did there?
DeadPo. See what…oh, never mind.
Sam Wilson, also Captain America.
Captain America’s old pal Dum-Dum Dugan.
TV’s Agent Carter with a memento of her old flame.
Another Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos.
Black Widow riding high on a S.H.I.E.L.D. car that those jerks at Disney definitely didn’t pay for.
Or were those previous photos Skrulls and these are the real Dum-Dum Dugan and Black Widow?
We expected Lokis. We got Lokis.
The Loki “TVA Variant” variant.
What If…the Avengers were firefighters? And they let Deadpool in? I mean, if Blade can get in, anyone can.
Lockheed the Dragon, one of the best bits from Chris Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men and the one (1) clever idea in The New Mutants.
Academy Award Winner Allfather Odin.
Squirrel Girl! Squirrel Girl! SQUIRREL GIRL!
Okay, back to randomizing our photos with Rapunzel from Tangled.
Barf from Spaceballs.
Omniman from Invincible, the Image Comics series and the Amazon Prime show.
A Diamond Wild Card outfit from Fortnite.
The Gentleman Ghost, a classic Hawkman villain.
The Red Hood, former sidekick and Joker survivor.
Cruella DeVil, dognapper and live-action prequel survivor.
Wonder Woman’s 1984 armor and an Amazon friend.
That’ll do for tonight. Lots more where those came from.
To be continued! Other chapters in this very special MCC miniseries:
Part 1: Return of the Jazz Hands
Part 2: A Cosplay Sampler
Part 3: Some Cosplay Parade
Part 5: Still More Cosplay Parade
Part 6: Cosplay Parade Stumpers
Part 7: More Cosplay Parade Stumpers
Part 8: Last Call for Parade Cosplay
Part 9: Winding Down the Parade
Part 10: Day Zero
Part 11: Day One
Part 12: The All-Star Saturday Grand Finale With Wall-to-Wall Paneling