Amazing DragonCon 2017 Cosplay Photos Part 1

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DragonCon 2017 featured some of the best cosplay I have seen at any convention. First off, we arrived on Thursday and stayed through Monday, which turns out to have been the right move. This year, the convention featured programming on Thursday, and the costuming on Thursday did not disappoint. In my past DragonCon experience, costumers desire to maximize exposure for their new costumes, so they save the really impressive costumes for later in the convention. Thus, we did not bring our heavier camera gear in anticipation of a low-key evening. Judging from the costume quality on Thursday, we concluded that we were in for a real treat.

A really good Overwatch cosplay group.
A really good Overwatch cosplay group.

The rest of the weekend did not disappoint. The fandom hivemind produced a lot of stellar Overwatch Cosplay that would not have been shabby even by Blizzcon standards, no doubt prompted by the recent release of Doomfist in the game. The best indeed one of the Masquerade winners, was a D.Va with a functioning mech. Unfortunately, I only saw her on the televised Masquerade coverage. (No, dear readers, I do not love you enough to wait in *that* line.) The guest-prompted cosplay was equally fantastic. We saw a number of well-crafted Yondu cosplayers, and how they managed to survive Labor Day in Atlanta with all that blue paint, I will never know. Star Trek was another popular franchise, perhaps because Star Trek: Discovery is slated for release later this month or possibly because the guests from the Next Generation were present.

Harley Quinn by Lamia Creations
Harley Quinn by Lamia Creations

Harley Quinn showed up in several incarnations, which surprises exactly no one, but I will confess that Lamia Creations (www.facebook.com/lamiacreations) sported a Japanese-inspired version of Harley I’ve never seen before, which was beautifully done. Lego Batman and Robin were show stoppers, and I caught sight of a detailed Dumbledore taking a breather downstairs in the Marriott. I also spotted a number of cosplayers from the Brave Little Toaster including an actual Blanky and a young Rob carrying the blanket. I truly have no idea where that inspiration came from, but it hit me right in the childhood feels.

All of that said, again, the press of more than 80,000 people made grabbing candid shots more difficult than ever, but I certainly hope you appreciate Robert’s hard work in the gallery below.

This is part one. Be sure to tune in to part two, as we reveal even more cool cosplay photos from DragonCon 2017.

All photos were taken by Robert Brownhill.

I have no idea what this is other than a barbarian with a dragon. Beautifully realized, though.
I have no idea what this is other than a barbarian with a dragon. Beautifully realized, though.
Both are Lydia Deets from Beetlejuice!
Both are Lydia Deets from Beetlejuice!
Solid Old School Twoface. I liked the way he handled his makeup.
Solid Old School Twoface. I liked the way he handled his makeup.
Dana Scully. Frankly, I love that she's at DragonCon "working a case."
Dana Scully. Frankly, I love that she’s at DragonCon “working a case.”
Featured in our into picture, ALL of the the Spartans and Greeks attending DragonCon 2017 got together for a military parade.
Featured in our into picture, ALL of the Spartans and Greeks attending DragonCon 2017 got together for a military parade.
Meanwhile, the T-Rexs got together for a dance party at the Hilton. This year, the Hilton featured a DJ, and the Jedi DJ (who was hip to his audience, as it were) played "Everybody do the Dinosaur" when the T-Rexes swarmed the dance floor in the Hilton lobby. This was doubtlessly photographer Robert's favorite event.
Meanwhile, the T-Rexs got together for a dance party at the Hilton. This year, the Hilton featured a DJ, and the Jedi DJ (who was hip to his audience, as it were) played “Everybody do the Dinosaur” when the T-Rexes swarmed the dance floor in the Hilton lobby. This was doubtlessly photographer Robert’s favorite event.
Thirteen from Stranger Things grabbing a beverage. She even had a waffle with her. This would be a really weird bar scene outside of DragonCon.
Thirteen from Stranger Things grabbing a beverage. She even had a waffle with her. This would be a really weird bar scene outside of DragonCon.
Pinocchio has seen better days.
Pinocchio has seen better days.
A perfect Mallory Archer! And, this cosplayer never broke character the entire time. She was fantastic!
A perfect Mallory Archer! And, this cosplayer never broke character the entire time. She was fantastic!
War Machine
A very happy War Machine
The famous Chipotle Fiesta Bar--no, I don't get it either, but it made me laugh.
The famous Chipotle Fiesta Bar–no, I don’t get it either, but it made me laugh.
Harley Quinn by Lamia Creations. Beautiful!
Harley Quinn by Lamia Creations. Beautiful!
Be our guest! No really, the pleasure is all ours watching Belle and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.
Be our guest! No really, the pleasure is all ours watching Belle and Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.
Nice Journey cosplay, even without the sand.
Nice Journey cosplay, even without the sand.
Lego Batman and Robin--easily my personal favorite cosplay of the year!
Lego Batman and Robin–easily my personal favorite cosplay of the year!
Skeletor and He-Man (because I grew up with them). Who knew these guys were secretly friends?
Skeletor and He-Man (because I grew up with them). Who knew these guys were secretly friends?
Hello Kitty Samurai. Kitty has claws!
Hello Kitty Samurai. Kitty has claws!
Bozo Fett. Or a bounty hunter who is really into that red nose day charity.
Bozo Fett. Or a bounty hunter who is really into that red nose day charity.
RTudorD2, very clever!
RTudorD2, very clever!
Mighty Mouse is here to save the day!
Mighty Mouse is here to save the day!
Make a wish with this Genie, who did some did some amazing makeup work for this costume.
Make a wish with this Genie, who did some did some amazing makeup work for this costume.
Careful ladies. It's Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher series. His sword even glowed!
Careful ladies. It’s Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher series. His sword even glowed!
Beaker and Bunsen as the Weeping Angel, with the Tenth Doctor and Rose. Somehow this weeping angel is not too scary.
Beaker and Bunsen as the Weeping Angel, with the Tenth Doctor and Rose. Somehow this weeping angel is not too scary.
We are ending part one of the cosplay photo montage with some Skyrim Questing. For this, I pledged my allegiance to the dark brotherhood, and was rewarded with candy instead of being kidnapped and forced to kill three people. I figured it was a fair trade either way.
We are ending part one of the cosplay photo montage with some Skyrim Questing. For this, I pledged my allegiance to the dark brotherhood, and was rewarded with candy instead of being kidnapped and forced to kill three people. I figured it was a fair trade either way.
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