All of them.
All of them.
Anyone who makes the effort get my respect. Certainly some folks make some poor choices.
At least they are not spending time on internet cutting other people down.
There are 125,000 people at Comic-Con for heaven's sake, there is going to be some duplication.
Even the crappiest iron man is still fun. Bring em on!
Huh, I think this is the first thread where a post from Matt Munson gets ignored.
But seriously, yeah, this is some catty smack talk coming from dudes on a PROP board. Perspective....
Maybe there will be more Thors than Iron Mans.
Gotta keep the thread positive.
It would be good to see, at a Con, something that has been done well repeatedly. It let's newb's like me know that this stuff can be done.
And seeing something totally unique is cool as well, it let's me know how so much is available for me to draw inspiration from.
Having been to the London MCM Expo this weekend I feel I should bump this thread with info on what was most overdone there, so you can see if SDCC follows a similar theme.
Avengers was very popular, however there were way more female versions of male characters than girls choosing to do Black Widow; female versions of Thor and Loki mainly. Although when it came to female costumes in general the Arkham City version of Harley Quinn was certainly very popular too. In fact it might have been the most common character for a girl.
In terms of men there were quite a few Bane costumes, I saw at least 4 Dark Knight Rises versions and several other variations of Bane. There was actually a general increase in Batman villain costumes in general. The villains greatly outnumbered the heroes (which included me who went as the Nolanverse Scarecrow).
Adventure Time costumes were hugely popular this time too, partially because of the popularity of the show and partially because of how easy it is to make costumes for some of the characters.
The other big series were Homestuck (a webcomic I think, don't know a lot about it.) and My Little Pony due to the whole Brony phenomenon.
On an unrelated note if any RPFers were there last weekend I've got a load of pictures I took around Expo of the cosplayers if anyone wants me to share.
Anything Avengers will be a popular costume i would think.
I think the "Fanboy/Fangirl" costume will be pretty overdone.
It makes me super upset that I've had the materials in my closet now for a year and haven't put it together yet because now it'll be EVERYWHERE. That being said, I'm going to look on the positive side and think about how many Loki's army photographs can be taken because of this. :P
At Wizard World here in Philly, I saw a few Black Widows (fewer than expected). One Iron Man (which looked damn good from afar). Several Lokis, including a female Loki. Several Thors. One Jubilee (with whom I hung out). Two Umbrella Security tactical guards. One little Ninjago character (very cute). A few Wonder Womans. The 501st, a bounty hunter/mando club (what con would be complete without these guys?). One Capt. Mal (female -- excellent costume). One weak Indy, but a kickass Marion in the white dress. Several generic Jedi/Sith (they put on a duel for a bit which was entertaining but dragged on a bit, so I wandered off). Some Redshirts. One grey TNG uniform wearer. One REALLY good Ms. Marvel (and yes, she pulled it off spectacularly well). Saw one Red Robin, one Robin from Arkham City, a terrific Superman, one or two Caps, and a Batman. There was also one guy who I sort of recognize, but don't know the name of the character (and it's driving me NUTS not being able to remember this...) who was green skinned, had a yellow necklace of these big balls, had heads (actually masks) on his belt, and had ripped shoes like the Hulk, but whom I couldn't recognize. I want to say he's called headhunter or head...something... Anyone got a name?
All in all, the most populous costumes were Star Wars costumes, considering the high concentration of Jedi/Sith, the 501st from the Carida garrison, and the Mandos. Go figure.
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Citing overdone costumes at comic-con is like pointing out hipsters at the goodwill store.
You know, and they know what they are there for, and you both know that you are still in a secondhand-secondhand store.
I went to one here in Washington a few months ago and saw alot of Captain America and Deadpool
Here in Toronto you see a LOT of 11th Doctors.
Not complaining though. Power to them.
Looking at photos from San Diego Comic Con, Dragoncon, Celebration 6, and various smaller cons this year I've decided the most popular costumes were:
Girls dressing up as any male character in a 'girl' version, and guys dressing up in a female costume with no modifications (princess leia, Disney princesses, slave leia, etc..).