DragonCon 2014’s Amazing Costume Parade

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Marie Brownhill has covered every DragonCon for GiN over the past five years, and DragonCon 2014 was no exception. One of the many things that makes this convention so incredible is the HUGE emphasis on costumes and cosplay. There is even a parade that seems to bring out the entire city. Here are a few of the awesome costumes that Marie was lucky enough to run into.

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This Pyramidhead Playboy Bunny turned quite a few heads, and probably lopped off a few as well.
This Pyramidhead Playboy Bunny turned quite a few heads, and probably lopped off a few as well.

 

Doctor? Here are Col. Lethbridge-Stewart, a Dalek and Cyberman, all era appropriate.
Doctor? Here are Col. Lethbridge-Stewart, a Dalek and Cyberman, all era appropriate.

 

They told us they were Disco Vader and the PopTarts. We didn't ask anything else.
They told us they were Disco Vader and the PopTarts. We didn’t ask anything else.

 

Elsa from Frozen, before and after. Were these girls real sisters?
Elsa from Frozen, before and after. Were these girls real sisters?

 

Karl Urban (of note, he entered doing his PeachTrees speech from Judge Dredd.  We were sitting in a ballroom, located on Peachtree Street.  The crowd, justifiably, went nuts.)
Karl Urban (of note, he entered doing his PeachTrees speech from Judge Dredd. We were sitting in a ballroom, located on Peachtree Street. The crowd, justifiably, went nuts.)

 

Space Marines always seem to conquer conventions.
Space Marines always seem to conquer conventions.

 

These Legend cosplayers (female lead and fairy) had their own troupe of unicorns!
These Legend cosplayers (female lead and fairy) had their own troupe of unicorns!

 

IGNORE ME! (Watcher from Venture Brothers)
IGNORE ME! (Watcher from Venture Brothers)

 

Wow, some very cool 5th Element cosplay
Wow, some very cool 5th Element cosplay

 

Shepard from Mass Effect hangs with a Borg.
Shepard from Mass Effect hangs with a Borg.

 

It's the Cereal Commandoes! Each one of these guys represents a cereal mascot - Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun, Captain Crunch, etc.
It’s the Cereal Commandoes! Each one of these guys represents a cereal mascot – Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun, Captain Crunch, etc.

 

Video game inspired costumes were all the rage this year, including this soldier from the new XCOM, who by the way, had a cool 3D printed gun.
Video game inspired costumes were all the rage this year, including this soldier from the new XCOM, who by the way, had a cool 3D printed gun.

 

Ooocha, ooocha, oocha - It's Claptrap from Borderlands!
Ooocha, ooocha, oocha – It’s Claptrap from Borderlands! He actually worked, kind of.

 

It's the Kung Fu Hustle Landlady.  She needs more love.
It’s the Kung Fu Hustle Landlady. She needs more love.

 

Of course to balance the Space Marines, we have Chaos Marines. Don't get those two together!
Of course to balance the Space Marines, we have Chaos Marines. Don’t get those two together!

 

Now here is a cool costume. It's Samus Aran of Metroid fame. The woman inside told us that this was her first cosplay. We have to say, job well done!
Now here is a cool costume. It’s Samus Aran of Metroid fame. The woman inside told us that this was her first cosplay. We have to say, job well done!

 

Does anyone still have nightmares from the Sleestacks? Not us. But, lets just move on, please, pretty please?
Does anyone still have nightmares from the Sleestacks? Not us. But, lets just move on, please, pretty please?

 

Cool robot of some form adapting the Segway. So a robot riding a robot?
Cool robot of some form adapting the Segway. So a robot riding a robot?

 

Little known fact:  Dick Tracey plays the trumpet.
Little known fact: Dick Tracey plays the trumpet.

 

Adam West era Batman, Robin, and Batmobile (because--awesome)
Adam West era Batman, Robin, and Batmobile (because–awesome)

 

Got to love an era-appropriate Penguin, with all that entails.
Got to love an era-appropriate Penguin, with all that entails.

 

AntMan even had an oversized ant on roller-skate wheels as a prop.
AntMan even had an oversized ant on roller-skate wheels as a prop.

 

Okay, bear with  us on this one for the setup. It's the character of Deadpool, cosplaying the 11th Doctor Who.
Okay, bear with us on this one for the setup. It’s the character of Deadpool, cosplaying the 11th Doctor Who.

 

A WWII era Captain America salutes us as he passes, and we feel proud to be an American!
A WWII era Captain America salutes us as he passes, and we feel proud to be an American!

 

Call us old fashion, or just old, but we love Underdog! Quick, rhyme something with orange.
Call us old fashion, or just old, but we love Underdog! Quick, rhyme something with orange.

 

Master Chief shows off his impressive form.
Master Chief shows off his impressive form.

 

One of the many thugs from Borderlands 2.
One of the many thugs from Borderlands 2.

 

DragonCon is always about fans, and many of them like to produce funny costumes. Here, a down-on-his-luck homeless Darth Vader begs for change for a new Death Star. He was actually making money too!
DragonCon is always about fans, and many of them like to produce funny costumes. Here, a down-on-his-luck homeless Darth Vader begs for change for a new Death Star. He was actually making money too!

 

We see the Adidas Storm Trooper every year. He's a DragonCon staple. But he's also a great guy. We snapped this right after he took the time to demonstrate his costume to a disabled fan, and quite frankly, that was made of win.
We see the Adidas Storm Trooper every year. He’s a DragonCon staple. But he’s also a great guy. We snapped this right after he took the time to demonstrate his costume to a disabled fan, and quite frankly, that was made of win.

 

What, the cake isn't a lie? Not according to this GLADOS. You saw it here first. The cake is not a lie! It's butter cream.
What, the cake isn’t a lie? Not according to this GLADOS. You saw it here first. The cake is not a lie! It’s butter cream.

 

Did we save the best for last? Perhaps the scariest and prettiest too? Anyway, this was a fantastic Maleficent from the recent movie.
Did we save the best for last? Perhaps the scariest and prettiest too? Anyway, this was a fantastic Maleficent from the recent movie.

 

That’s it from us at DragonCon 2014 this year. Were you there too? If so, let us know what you thought in the comment box below,¬†about these costumes or the show in general. ¬†And if you are anywhere close to Atlanta next year, do yourself a huge favor and check it out. We hope to see you there!

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