Tuesday, March 18, 2014

All-Con 2014 - Day Three, Part Two

And now... more cosplay photos!

Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz

Han Solo and Princess Leia

My pal Glitzy Geek Girl and her friend Garrett as Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

Marty McFly from Back To The Future

My friend Monica as Steampunk Faye Valentine

The less I think about this picture, the better.  The best case scenario is that an amorous R2D2 just had his little droid heart broken by the revelation that those trash cans were NOT R2 units.

You can never have too many Wonder Women.

Deadpool and Domino.


Jubilee and X-23

Dallas Fan Girl as a crossplay Yamcha from Dragon Ball Z.

Two gladiators from Sparatacus.

Arkham Asylum Scarecrow

All this fancy cosplay about, I felt a little embarrassed by my understated costume for this day.  I revamped my Slade Wilson cosplay - this time wearing a tie that had the blue, orange, white and black shades that make up the Deathstroke costume.  I wasn't recognized by many people as the day went on.  On the other hand, I only had one person ask if I was Nick Fury, so I'll consider that a success.

I'd heard tale there was an Arrow cosplayer running around that day, but I didn't see him until my All About Arrow panel that evening.  Apparently he'd heard about me and had been seeking me out as well.  We finally snapped a picture together after my show was over.

With my last panel over, it was time for another great All-Con tradition - The Saturday Night Burlesque Show!  As always, the show organized by Diamond Jim was amazing, though I must admit to a bit of bias given the disproportionate number of redheads among the performers.  You can blame Diamond Jim himself for that, as the man admitted to having something of a redhead fetish as he MCed the show. But who can blame him given the talent he is surrounded by?

The show offered a balanced line-up of traditional burlesque acts and more geek-friendly "nerdlesque" acts.  Nerdlesque, for those unfamiliar with the term, is burlesque involving geeky themes and characters.  Some of the acts split the difference, with Blaze, The Red Rose of Texas performing as Satine from Moulin Rouge (definitely a classical burlesque number, but based on a very geek-friendly musical) and Black Mariah doing a classic strip-tease to the music of Blade Runner while dressed as Rachael.  More traditional burlesque was provided by the ever-classy Minxie Mimieux and La Divina.

On the nerdy side of the street, the show's co-producer, Ruby Joule, once again offered up her famous Jessica Rabbit act.  Catrina Le Purr was a delightfully chipper Princess Leia.   Hana Li was equally adorable as a geek girl stripping out of her pajamas.  Angi B. Lovely offered up a hilarious skit as Daphne from Scooby Doo and provided the show's Tron-based finale along with Black Mariah.

Alas, I had little time to hang around after the showFor I had promises to keep and miles to go before I'd sleep.  Well, actually I had to run across the hotel to the Cult Film Fanatics Symposium of Shlock.  Hardly miles but I HAD promised to be there.  And it was amazing and hilarious, as I knew it would be.  Plans are already in the works for another Symposium next year.

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