The Most Uncomfortable-Looking Costumes at Gen Con
We applaud the ingenuity and construction of these elaborate costumes—and the commitment to wear them on a humid August day.
Steampunk Doc Ock, a stylized twist on a Spider-Man villain with moving tentacles, wins our pick for best costume.
The classic Doc Ock. We admire this pair’s coordination.
Speaking of coordination, kudos to this quartet of Ghostbusters …
… with back-breaking proton packs.
This is how Joshua Bell attends Gen Con incognito—as Chewbacca.
Maleficent‘s wings operate on pulleys. Who thinks of this?!
When we asked Man-Thing for an ID, it shrieked into our ear.
This unnamed troll had a built-in growl sound effect.
Aww, hugs! But a Deadpool bodysuit in August? Sticky.
Cardboard does not breathe, Mr. Futuristic Soldier Drone (aka Samus Aran, who’s actually a woman).
Major creativity points to the woman who dressed as the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. Nice appliques.
This satyr—a class of “lustful, drunken warlord gods,” according to Google—approximates horse hooves with jumping stilts. They work!
Remember when Gen Con was mainly just Stormtroopers?
A self-described evil forest goddess carries a lovely lace parasol and wears a newsprint corset. Now you know.
The assassin Suspect 7 is well-ventilated, but those shoulder plates and hip guards look too confining for summer comfort.