Dragon Con hasn’t even technically started yet, and already the hotels of downtown Atlanta are swarming with popular culture enthusiasts in full costume. Here are some of the cosplayers who caught our eye the during our first night prowling the floor.

Bad Presidents’ George Washington is prepared to defend his homeland. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Avatar Aang gets ready to bend air. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Rhino (Chris) and Lady Deathstrike (Lisa) manage to convey “Screw with me and I’ll kick your ass” while still holding a smile. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Rocket Racoon (Patrick) gleefully brandishes a gun so enormous our photographer couldn’t get it all in frame without losing the Guardians of the Galaxy rogue in the crowd. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Commanders Shepard (Adam and Zonbi) of Mass Effect have no problem standing beside themselves. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Denizens of Silent Hill (Dakoma and Armando Sanchez) shamble through a crowded lobby. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Spy vs Spy (George and Jean Knocks) keep their marriage exciting with just the faintest hint of explosives. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Steampunk Link (Candice the Handcrafted Hylian) has no problem bringing gears into the land of fantasy adventure. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

A stormtrooper (Hyper) threatens a jawa (Liz) into handing over R2-D2. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Look out! It’s a swarm of Mean Girls! Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Now this is the fun-loving Lady Deadpool (Cheshire Cat) we adore! Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

The Sesame Street Martians (J.R. and Jennifer Cook) investigate this strange Earth custom with plenty of yipping. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Ramona Flowers (Edi Tingle) of Scott Pilgrim wields a satisfyingly enormous hammer. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Playboy Wolverine (Lonstermash) doesn’t see why you would find carrot-claws any less intimidating than adamantium. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

A pair of Gears of War soldiers (Aracknoid3 and Angel) stand guard late into the night. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Henchman 21 (Roy of Dub) has temporarily escaped from the Monarch for a night on the town. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

It’s a rash of bunnies! A party girl bunny finds the perfect partner in Thumper the Rave Rabbot (Jay B. Creative). Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Asuna (Adora) from Sword Art Online contemplates drawing her sword on the next photographer who come between her and where she’s going. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Krieg (Every Man Armory) from Borderlands 2 will start the dance party even if the music hasn’t caught up yet. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.

Jessica (Heather) and Roger Rabbit (Kyle) bring back the classics for a night out. Image credit: Zac Fudge/Thought Swerve Media.


Contact the author at mika.mckinnon@io9.com or follow her at @MikaMcKinnon (especially if you spot your photo and want it at full resolution!). At Dragon Con? Look her up under Presenters and say hi!

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