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Dragon Con 2014: The Good, the bad, memorable moments, and wtf moments.

(LONG post incoming!)
I’ve been going to DragonCon on and off since 2003, (this year was my 7th year attending!) and every year has so far been better than the next! I really enjoy seeing my friends that I only get to see this weekend of the year. Every year is like a mini-reunion! I enjoyed this year immensely, even though it was the most crowded I have ever seen it. There were SO many amazing and wonderful costumes this year and I would have loved to take photos of more of them, but with how busy the crowds were it was hard to stop and get into a good position to take a photo. As it was, my camera and I got knocked around several times while taking photos. With the bigger crowd also comes more rowdiness. On Saturday night drunk people were dropping beer bottles from above the 25th floor in the Marriott, and the bottles were crashing down on the Pulse Loft and the Atrium level. Two of the bottles hit extremely close to us, and my friends and I spent the remainder of the night on the lower Marriott levels. Later I saw a few pictures of the damage caused by the bottles, and I can only imagine what would have happened had the bottles hit someone.

Over the years we’ve seen so many celebrities just walking around at Dragon Con. (2010: Kristin Bauer Von Straten and Doc Hammer, 2011: Christopher Lloyd, Amy Okuda and Robin Thorsen.) This year my friend and I were up in the top floor Hilton bar and we saw James Gunn and Sean Gunn! They started talking to me because I was wearing Juliet from Lollipop Chainsaw, and James Gunn wrote Lollipop Chainsaw. Unfortunately my brain just froze!! (Terrible moment!) I think I just had a combination of wanting to ask a LOT of questions, but also wanting to leave them alone so they could have a nice time at the bar without being interrupted. I had wanted to see the Gunns both days they were in the walk of fame, but the line was capped before I had a chance to stand in it! After talking to them for a brief moment (right now I can’t remember any of it!) I just kind of mumbled “Bye!” and left, then kicked myself later for not trying to stay and chat for a little bit, haha. It did take about a half hour for my brain to “reboot” though, and that hasn’t happened before, so that was a strange experience.

Another thing that happened was, for the first time, I got stuck in an elevator dance party. I’m sure this happens all the time at Dragon Con, but it was terrifying to me. I can laugh about it now though. I’m pretty sure the elevator was not supposed to carry that many people OR shake around like that. The guy who started the dance party wore an Umbrella Corp “uniform” of some kind, with big speakers on the chest plate, and it was a pretty cool costume.

Dragon Con 2014 was definitely an amazingly great time. I had more sadness than usual on Monday morning when it was time to leave, but I already have my Hilton room reserved for next year and my 4 day pass purchased. Only 364 more days to go!!

Photos above by: Zehrphoto, Atlanta Fashion Police, Bryan Humphrey Mad Scientist with a camera.

My three favorite costumes I wore at Dragon*con 2014…. All photos in this collage taken by the fantastic Bryan Humphrey: Mad Scientist with a Camera. (next year I’m definitely getting the multipass! πŸ‘)

First costume is my Fallout Alaska vault suit. I loved this!!! But next year I’d like to add more accessories and a nice weapon of some kind. Preferably with lights :)
Second costume was female Starlord. I need to finish the mask and holsters for this. 
Third favorite costume was Juliet. I absolutely loved carrying around and shaking Pom-poms all day!!!! But next year I hope to have a nice, big, chainsaw! (And still carry the Pom poms somehow😜)

My three favorite costumes I wore at Dragon*con 2014…. All photos in this collage taken by the fantastic Bryan Humphrey: Mad Scientist with a Camera. (next year I’m definitely getting the multipass! πŸ‘)

First costume is my Fallout Alaska vault suit. I loved this!!! But next year I’d like to add more accessories and a nice weapon of some kind. Preferably with lights :)
Second costume was female Starlord. I need to finish the mask and holsters for this.
Third favorite costume was Juliet. I absolutely loved carrying around and shaking Pom-poms all day!!!! But next year I hope to have a nice, big, chainsaw! (And still carry the Pom poms somehow😜)

tmirai:

Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL

Tutorial by AmenoKitarou

Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.

red-means-unsolved:

allyson-wonderlnd:

flashthepremium:

allyson-wonderlnd:

I don’t know who did all these, but I tip my hat to them.

Aragorn is an Avenger now, apparantly.

It’s not stated that he is.

This was done by leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas I believe!

Starlord (Starlady? Lol) today at Dragoncon 2014!!!

Starlord (Starlady? Lol) today at Dragoncon 2014!!!

gollums-new-best-friend:

chileanboyvstheworld:

this guy is a guardian of the galaxyΒ 

I feel safer already

grizzlybara:

I accidentally bumped into a Red at otakon and promptly apologized. 
I got a “sorry doesn’t do me shit.” in response.
Perfect.

grizzlybara:

I accidentally bumped into a Red at otakon and promptly apologized.Β 

I got a β€œsorry doesn’t do me shit.” in response.

Perfect.

A strong female character is one who is defined by her own characteristics, history and personality, and not solely by the actions or needs of other characters. She is someone in the story, not a prop. xx

swegmickey:

πŸ’£πŸŽ€ Cosplay Tuesday πŸŽ€πŸ’£
This is literally the best Nebula Cosplay I have ever seen!! 😍😱@karinolava perfected this beautiful well done Nebula cosplay!!! She’s on my list for favorite cosplayers of all time!! πŸ˜„πŸ‘Œ I LOVE IT!!! πŸ’œ Plus Yaya Han, the Queen of Cosplay approved it!! 😚
|| #CosplayTuesday #NebulaCosplay #Nebula #KarenGillan #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG #Cosplay #Starlord #chrispratt #IAmGroot #Groot #RocketRaccoon #DraxTheDestroyer #Gamora #ZoeSaldanna #Marvel #JamesGunn #RonanTheAccuser #PeterQuill #BradleyCooper #DaveBautista #LeePace #YayaHan || 😍

swegmickey:

πŸ’£πŸŽ€ Cosplay Tuesday πŸŽ€πŸ’£
This is literally the best Nebula Cosplay I have ever seen!! 😍😱@karinolava perfected this beautiful well done Nebula cosplay!!! She’s on my list for favorite cosplayers of all time!! πŸ˜„πŸ‘Œ I LOVE IT!!! πŸ’œ Plus Yaya Han, the Queen of Cosplay approved it!! 😚
|| #CosplayTuesday #NebulaCosplay #Nebula #KarenGillan #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #GOTG #Cosplay #Starlord #chrispratt #IAmGroot #Groot #RocketRaccoon #DraxTheDestroyer #Gamora #ZoeSaldanna #Marvel #JamesGunn #RonanTheAccuser #PeterQuill #BradleyCooper #DaveBautista #LeePace #YayaHan || 😍

actualstark:

Some more shots from yesterday.

This thing isn’t even close to done, but I threw a coat of paint on and added some temporary lights in the eyes just for tonight.

Guess who’s excited. Hint: it’s me.