We’ve Got It Going CON – Costume Ideas

Theme #4

The final theme has ARRIVED, people!  It’s here!  It’s FABULOUS!!!!!

To say that I’m excited about this theme night is putting it lightly.  Guys, we have 4 solid, distinct themes…and we have over 2.5 months to plan for them.  This is going to be amazing – if you let it.

Granted, I’m happy to say that I saw less complaining about this one.  In fact, I’ve seen quite a few people saying that they’re already set for this one.  Apparently, the fandom is FULL of cosplayers!  Who knew?!

For those of you who don’t have a cape and tights already hanging in your closet, I have some ideas for you.  As with the 90’s and High School themes, I’ll be breaking this one out into categories.  Also, may I make the suggestion to do a gender reversal…sexy female Loki NEEDS to be a thing!

So…lets get down to business!

Superheroes

  • Superman
  • Super Girl {Caution…you will NOT be the only one!
  • Batman
  • Robin
  • Wolverine
  • Wonder Woman {Caution…you will NOT be the only one!  I’ve seen that several of you are jonesing for a formal night.  If you didn’t take the White Party as your chance to do that, then come as Wonder Woman in her iconic blue evening gown – grab a fake sword and you get to be fancy.  You’re also pretty likely to stand out in this one.}
  • Black Panther
  • Thor
  • The Hulk
  • Lady Hulk
  • Dr. Strange
  • Captain America
  • Black Widow
  • Luke Cage
  • Jessica Jones
  • Dare Devil
  • Elektra
  • Spider Man
  • Iron Man
  • Ant Man
  • Aqua Man
  • The Flash
  • Star Lord
  • Deadpool
  • Witchblade
  • Lady Mechanika
  • Storm
  • Winter Soldier
  • Any of the Dora Milaje
  • Rocket {The ‘not a raccoon’ from Guardians of The Galaxy’}
  • Gamora
  • Groot

Superhero Alter Egos

  • Bruce Wayne
  • Clark Kent
  • Peter Parker
  • Selina Kyle
  • Diana Prince
  • Tony Stark
  • Peter Quill
  • T’Challa

Villains

  • Loki
  • The Penguin
  • Lex Luther
  • The Joker
  • The Riddler
  • Catwoman {Caution…you will NOT be the only one!}
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Poison Ivy
  • Two Face
  • Enchantress
  • Harley Quinn

Group Costumes

  • Come as the Boys as they appeared in their comic.
  • Justice League
  • The Avengers
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The X-men
  • Josie and The Pussycats

Non-Superhero Comic Inspiration

  • Zombie from The Walking Dead
  • Negan from the Walking Dead
  • Daryl from The Walking Dead
  • Michonne from The Walking Dead
  • Inspiration from J. Scott Campbell’s Disney Collection.  {See HERE}
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • A character from Outcast
  • A character from Sin City
  • A character from Preacher
  • Archie
  • Veronica
  • Josie
  • Betty
  • Jughead

Non Comic/General Pop Culture

  • Any Disney Princess
  • Disney Princesses and How They Died {SEE HERE…also, I just adore her channel in general!}
  • Any Disney Villain – for my plus size sisters, I’d LOVE it if someone would embrace Ursulla!
  • In a wheelchair?  Come as a character from Game of Thrones sitting on the Iron Throne.  {My personal favorite is the one seen HERE!}
  • Jon Snow from Game of Thrones – this could be a fun one for a gender flip – who’s to say that you can’t be the Queen of The North
  • Daenarys from Game of Thrones…get you a blonde wig and a Shoulder Dragon and you’re golden, honey!
  • Any Star Wars character {bonus points of you come as Chewbacca and get the mask from this video!}
  • Katniss from The Hunger Games
  • Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games
  • Power Rangers
  • The Purple Rainger {You a Prince fan?  Do THIS!}
  • Eleven from Stranger Things {all you need is a box of Eggo Waffles and a nose bleed}
  • Tina from Bob’s Burgers
  • ANY Character from Archer
  • Georgie from It {In the yellow rain coat…perhaps with a missing arm if you’re willing to commit to that, lol}
  • It…because…yeah.
  • Rick and/or Morty
  • A White Walker {from Game of Thrones}
  • A Minion

Cross Category

  • A female Beast from Xmen in Belle’s iconic golden yellow dress.  {See example HERE}
  • Snow White Walker {See example HERE}
  • Jon Snow White
  • Jack Sparrow {or…if you want, “Jacqueline” Sparrow”} as a pirate princess
  • Disney Princesses as warriors
  • Superheroes as Disney Princesses

And don’t forget, you could always go as…SUPER FAN!

These are just a few ideas to hopefully help you get your juices flowing.

For this one, I recommend going with something that’s easily recognizable and doesn’t need an explanation.  Also, remember – Comic Con is a great opportunity to flip some of these costumes on their heads by mixing them with different genres.  Steampunk, 20th century era {20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, etc…}, ancient greek or roman versions {i.e. the toga version}, Victorian, or Futuristic spins on any of these costumes could make them truly unique.

As with the others, Pinterest could be your best friend!  Let those creative juices flow!  Reach out to fellow fans who have experience cosplaying.  They may be willing to help you.  I also want to remind you – get started on this as early as you can and do a practice run to make sure that you can move in your costume or, as is the case with my costume, breathe in your corset, lol.  Also, an idea you had may need some tweaks or you may need to go back to the drawing board {in the case of a bad fit or costs of an idea being higher than you anticipated}.  Give yourself time to make those changes with as little stress as possible.

As I mentioned in last Thursday’s Live vlog, remember that this is the last deck party. Be sure to consider how you’re going to get your costume off of the boat without your luggage if you opt to have Carnival take it the night of the 6th.  At the time of this posting, I’m still working on the edit of that vlog, but I will be uploading the clip talking about that in more detail once it’s done.

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