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Otakon 2010 Cosplay

Otakon 2010 Cosplay
05 Aug 2010 06:07:05

I decided that rather than wait until the weekend to do so, I decided to post my blog post about the cosplay pictures that I took at Otakon tonight. After all, it's not like I'll take forever to write this post.

An Engineer from Team Fortress 2. As for the sign the cosplayer is carrying, it refers to an incident in which members of the Westboro Baptist Church staged a protest during Comic-Con 2010, which took place the weekend before Otakon in San Diego, California.

Not a cosplay, but rather the mascot of California Tortilla promoting the restaurant in hopes that convention attendees will stop there during the weekend. In case you're asking, yes, he's jumping up and down, explaining why his feet are not on the street.

The cat outfit that the girls of Azumanga Daioh (and perverted teacher Kimura) took turns wearing during the first cultural festival that took place in the show.

If you've played the Metal Gear Solid games, you're probably familiar with the character nicknamed Otacon. As you can guess, the nickname actually came from this convention (which first took place in 1994), hence the comments in the communicator box.

Oh crap. One of the enemies in Metal Gear Solid has discovered the communicator channel Otacon uses to communicate with Snake. Quick, throw him off by yelling "I NEED SCISSORS! 61!".

Rosetta, one of the acrobats from Kaleido Star, complete with diablo.

A plushie of Pikachu dressed up as Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist.

Eruruu, one of the dog girls of Utawarerumono. Yes, I couldn't resist recreating the "tailgasm" moment with this cosplayer.

A group cosplaying as characters from That Guy With the Glasses. From left to right: Chester A. Bum (a homeless guy who reviews the latest films), Linkara (a comic book reviewer), Linksano (an "Insano" version of Linkara), and Dr. Insano (the mad scientist alter ego of TGWTG regular The Spoony One).

Torgo from one of the worst movies of all time, Manos: The Hands of Fate. This clip will show you why Torgo is very popular among the MST3K fans:

Angewomon from Digimon, just in time for Odaiba Day (it's a Digimon thing).

Fruits Basket group. From left to right: Kyo (cat), Tohru (riceball), and Momiji (rabbit).

King Hippo from Punch-Out. Sorry, but his trunks will not fall if you punch him in the X.

The "hair guy" who constantly says "Attention, Duelists" in Yu-Gi-Oh. If it weren't for the Abridged Series, I'm sure no one would have cosplayed as him.

Johannes Krauser II from Detroit Metal City. K-On! and Beck this show isn't.

Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters, a show on the Discovery Channel that involves special effects artists putting various myths and urban legends to the test to see if they can actually happen.

A K-On! group. Given how there was no Ritsu in the group, I had a makeshift replacement for her in the form of the plushie of her that I picked up in the Dealers' Room. BTW, after taking the picture, I told the Mugi cosplayer that she can pick up a key piece for the "Listen" (aka the first ED to the second season) version of her character at one of the stores in the Inner Harbor. Speaking of "Listen"...

The "Listen" version of Azusa completes this round of cosplay pictures.
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mu597 (USA)
05 Aug 2010, 09:26:12
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Otakon at Otakon? TIME PARADOX
KururuSouchou (USA)
05 Aug 2010, 20:50:21
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Torgo completely made my day. I have a huge fetish (no, not THAT kind) for atrociously-bad retro Z-movies, and seeing someone cosplay as a character from Manos: The Hands of Fate is just amazing. Maybe I should go as Plan 9 from Outer Space Bela Lugosi to Anime Boston next year...
ToonAddict (USA)
06 Aug 2010, 09:49:54
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Which Bela? The real one, or the one played by the hairdresser of Ed Wood's wife? :p

Now if there were some more MST3K cosplay at these conventions besides Torgo, Dr. Forrester, and Godzilla (how about some cosplay from Prince of Space, given how that's a Japanese film).

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