September 6th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

A higher level of costuming

There's something about the costumes at Dragon*Con that sets this convention apart from all the others. The percentage of Con-goers who dressed in costume for Dragon*Con this weekend was truly impressive, but not as impressive as the costumes themselves.

Fans don't seem to settle for "good enough" at this con. The sewing, the makeup, the props, the attention to detail on the costumes at Dragon*Con is something that shines brilliantly year after year, and 2011 was no exception. Dragon*Con is a spectacle, that's for sure, but the only thing that's freakish about these attendees is their ability to make mind-blowing costumes.

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  1. Chairman Miaow

    Haters gonna hate.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:32 am |
  2. Mijan

    If you wanted to highlight the incredible costuming at Dragon*Con... was this seriously the best you could find for your photo documentation? Come on, man, this is pathetic. SO many better costumes at the convention than these, with only a couple of exceptions. The dude with the steampunked wheelchair was awesome, as well as the Doctor Who "clockwork" guys from "Girl in the Fireplace."

    September 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  3. WAnglais

    The costumes as a whole at DragonCon this year were disappoiting. Too many "Zombie-this" and "Steampunk-that." Just because you can put a monocle on a costume doesn't make it Steampunk...or interesting. Too many things bought off the rack. Too many Emo kids wandering with neon wigs and "Free Hugs" signs. Too many mash-ups. Honestly, when I see "Zombie Gilligan's Island," the zombie thing is over.

    September 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  4. Sabre

    The Steampunk X-Men look awesome!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  5. dinie

    OK, I did rainbow brite and I think mine looked better. some of these are just not what I would call higher levels of costuming. Sorry, interesting article. Disappointed by a few of the pictures.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  6. Robert Brackenbury

    Thanks very much for great stories and pics from Dragon*Con. David Holloway's pictures are AWESOME!

    September 7, 2011 at 7:40 am |