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…
It all comes down to this: one final round of costumes from the Saturday morning cosplay parade through the heart of downtown Atlanta. Calling them “outtakes” seems unfair, but they were omitted from previous chapters for a variety of reasons. Some were redundant. Some had tiny flaws that bugged me. Some were probably arbitrary. Anyway, my fickleness notwithstanding, enjoy!
…so that’s basically all the worthy costume snapshots we have. But we’re not done with Dragon Con yet. Or with the parade, for that matter.
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 4: More Cosplay Parade
Part 5: Still More Cosplay Parade
Part 6: Cosplay Parade Stumpers
Part 7: More Cosplay Parade Stumpers
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
Wow that’s amazing. It looks as if there’s no pandemic in your area. 🙂
It IS supremely weird to be sharing these pics in the current, unreasonably prolonged historical era. But as far as we could tell, the convention’s mandates — that all 42,000+ attendees had to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours, and that they all had to wear masks inside the various participating buildings — were taken seriously all throughout the weekend. We remain hopeful that the next 8-10 days bring no super-spreader news. If Lollapalooza could largely pull it off, we figured surely Dragon Con could too.
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