Doctor Who, Star Wars, and steampunk ruled the cosplay world at this year's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. But the long weekend had a large mix of costumers of every age. Check out some of the best costumes we came across.
There were quite a few female Daleks out and about, but this one took a unique spin on it representing the Ironsides.
Some people went with the easy costume, just wearing their own personal brain slug.
Some just decided to fix it in post. (The screen says "Costume to be added in post production.")
There were a million Merlot's waitresses. But my favorite were the women working the blood drive.
You could find nearly every character from Doctor Who, and almost every incarnation of the Doctor. Including this version of Ten with Adipose.
There were three Weeping Angels, and they were amazing. Luckily there were more than enough eyes on them that we didn't need to worry about blinking.
Leela from Futurama, with Nibbler.
There were a lot of fantastic Jedi out there, including my favorite from the prequels.
This is not the Ewok you're looking for.
And then there was this guy rocking the Lando charm along with the cape.
The steampunk costuming was amazing and detailed.
This guy's wheelchair was intricate and phenomenal.
Lord of the Rings is still very present.
There were a lot of adorable kids in costumes this year, including this mini-Wonder Woman.
The groups of kids were the best.
There were a lot of ghostbusters. A LOT. This group was one of the largest and best. But really, the level of detail on all the proton packs I saw was staggering.
But the Statue of Liberty complete with Ghostbusters team? Genius.
Not a costume, but an amazing piece of craftsmanship.
I didn't see as many Scott Pilgrim groups as I expected, but this was definitely one of the best.
There were a few great Claudias from Warehouse 13.
There were plenty of Stargate uniforms to go around this year as well.
Mal and Inara from Firefly.
Babylon 5 costuming is rare these days, but it still exists.
Green Lantern, complete with Lantern.
Spider-Men with Gwen Stacy
An amazing version of EVE from WALL-E.
Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender, complete with water bending effects.
Luigi knows how to entertain himself in the long lines.
The Childlike Empress from The Neverending Story. I am extremely jealous of her book.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
The ladies of Hocus Pocus.
One of the cousins from Katamari
Halo cosplayers having fun.
There were quite a few cosplayers in the panel for The Guild, looking fantastic.
Dragon*Con is equal opportunity when it comes to scantily clad costumers.
Zelda Twilight Princess
There's always a Black Mage if you need one.
It is now required for every convention to have at least five Na'vi.
Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
Some say he knows two facts about cosplayers, and both of them are wrong. All we know is he's called The Stig.
Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary.
Dumbledore AND Fawkes.
A mord-sith from Legend of the Seeker.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc.
Sometimes you get some really odd combinations of cosplayers together.
Like this one.
Pastafarians were practicing their faith.
And the FSM himself made an appearance.
The best thing about Dragon*Con is that there's no discrimination when it comes to costuming or clothing. Wear what you want, be who you want. Steampunk? Sure. Goth? Go for it! Giant shiny wings? Wear it with pride.
Even the cosplayers were constantly taking pictures.
Some protesters did turn up though.
Additional Photography by Daniel Gow.