Dragon Con 2016’s AMAZING Cosplay!

2016 like every year is always an amazing cosplay experience and this year was no different.

Despite 2016 Labor Day weekend Hurricane delays getting into this year’s Dragon Con in beautiful downtown Atlanta Georgia,  one thing you can always count on are the amazing and enthusiastic Cosplayers! And as usual, Dragon Con 2016 was a fun experience to experience, interact with and enjoy some of the best Cosplay in the world!

From the best Deadshot at the convention, to the assembled Avengers and a Deathstroke that gives any Titan a run for their money, the sheer number of cosplayers who converge on Dragon Con every year will never ceases to amaze even the most experienced convention goer. Part of the what really makes Dragon Con fun for fans of all ages is simply being able to bump into your favorite characters within the multi-genre long Labor Day weekend throughout  the multiple hotels, streets, parking lots, convention and public area that encompass Dragon Con.

Whether it was husbands and wives cosplaying away their first vacation in years, law school friends meeting legendary cosplayers or Daleks sharing the very same Dragon Con fifth elements, a walk around the multiple hotel lobbies at this year’s Dragon Con transported each con attendee to each and every one of their favorite movie, comic or game character’s universes.

While each and every costume had its own personal flare, certain cospayers will jump out and captivate the attendee such as the petite yet deadly looking female ghost rider, to the fun loving Spidey suit-clad Peter Parker with his trusty camera in hand who was also getting his con on, to the elegant Carol Danvers leaning on a downtown Atlanta street lamp in beautiful form.

You never have to look far to find fun Star Trek cosplay at Dragon Con as fans get very creative with their variations and ingenious ideas. SciFiPulse first ran into a trio of Trekkies  off playing off of the Red shirt Walking Dead casualty theme.

The next Trekker which the SciFiPulse expedition came across  at Dragon Con, chose a more ethnically diverse theme when put together his TOS command dress tunic  accompanied by a plaid kilt. Last but not least however was an alternate reality and time-displaced federation away team dressed as 19th century Intergalactic-North American frontiersmen.

And just as certain as a Dragon Con attendees are to bump into Trek themed Cosplayers, they will most definitely continue coming across 501st and related Imperial Cosplayers such as these dark side red saber yielding beauties along with an Imperial storm trooper who looked like he was right out of an Adidas commercial.

Fun spins on the Joker are always noteworthy, just as clearly amazing spider costumes with multiple moving legs will make any convention goer admire the work put into that costume. But coming across a cosplay of Sean Connery’s ‘Zardoz’ is also quite impressive as I had never actually seen anyone cosplay this particular science fiction character before in all of my years traveling the galaxy’s convention circuit.

And one thing you will always see are great Ray Skywalkers . . . well, you know what we mean, but at the very least you don’t always see such cute images as Anakin’s Mom looking for him and such young and cute Rey’s on the Dragon Con cosplay floor.

All in all, this year’s Dragon Con was a great experience from a cosplay perspective; just like always!!!


Tye Bourdony is the co-owner of scifipulse.net as well as the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is also a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, deep space traveler, and the lead interstellar reporter for the Galactic Enquirer. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Family Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at www.thelightersideofscifi.com or send your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected]
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