We Take Costume Parties Seriously

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Given that this year was the 10th anniversary of the Calgary Expo, there was no way that the cosplayers were going to hold back. We took a look at the show itself last time, so let’s take a look at the cosplayers this time!

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Big conventions like this always draw in big name cosplayers as well such as Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri…

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…and of course Edmonton’s very own Mandee Sim! Unfortunately I happen to catch Mandee when she was in civilian clothing.

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Even Hiro, Honey Lemon, and Baymax were in attendance!

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Okay who knows where I can buy myself a pair of these?

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A pair of doctors, one completely outfitted with a TARDIS that he actually walks around in!

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I can’t help but wonder what it’s like looking through that scouter and Chappie’s head all day.

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Glad to see that people still haven’t forgotten about the old school animes…

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…or even their different forms such as Eternal Sailor Moon!

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Not sure who this is but he looks seriously badass.

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We saw Sean’s Pip-Boy in the last post but someone at the expo made one by integrating his phone as the screen!

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Looks like I’m going to have to finally get myself an Xbox One this year when Halo 5 is released.

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It’s always nice to see families coming out to enjoy the expo together.

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I absolutely love this!

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An awesome looking steampunk family.

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As some of you may know, my nephew Titus would be attending the Calgary Expo for the very first time dressed up as Toon Link!

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He had quite a few adventures running into other cosplayers such as Tingle…

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…and Ganondorf…

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…and King Dedede…

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…and Mega Man…

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…and Captain America…

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…and Impa…

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…and Link…

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…Link again…

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…and even Red Link!

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We’ll actually be taking a closer look at some of my groups cosplays in another post so stay keep an eye out for that coming in the near future.

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Groot getting some touch-up work done mid-show.

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No idea what this is but damn. The attention to detail here is insane.

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It’s the Commander Shep that we saw back at the Edmonton Expo!

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So who else thought that this was Princess Peach? It is in fact Princess Charlotte from Princess And The Frog!

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This Joker variation sure looks sharp.

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This is one serious looking predator.

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Hyrule Warriors unite!

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My first time seeing South Park cosplays and I’m quite enjoying it!

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I’ve seen some Borderlands cosplays before but never with LED eyes. Awesome.

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Without a doubt the biggest Harley Quinn hammer at the expo.

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I can’t say that I actually know what the thing on the left is. Anyone?

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Good thing Storm didn’t mess with the weather in Calgary this time around, unlike last year…

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I guess both good and evil can coexist when it comes to imagination.

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Who else is excited for the new Dragon Ball Z movie, Resurrection F?!

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Time for some rocket science.

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As I said in my last post, League Of Legends has not slowed down one bit in popularity over the years.

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There were definitely more League cosplays this time around, many of which looked very good!

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Me shooting Caitlyn why she’s about to shoot me.

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It was also quite nice to not only see more League cosplays, but people cosplaying in the different available champion skins!

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Bittersweet Lulu! Those bracelets though…

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This Suprize Party Fiddlesticks’ arms are actually inside the main body of the costume, controlling the external arms with sticks (sort of like a wearable puppet). I can’t even begin to imagine how uncomfortable this must’ve been for the duration of the expo, but this guy did it!

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I was REALLY loving this Firecracker Jinx. Especially digging that Dragon bazooka.

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10 points to anyone who knows where this is from!

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I wasn’t expecting to see an Ariel and Eric cosplay…

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…nor was I expecting an Ursula to complete it!

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I don’t know why but I secretly want to see Gir do the monkey.

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Probably the first morning star I’ve ever seen in a cosplay.

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I thoroughly enjoyed playing Odin Sphere so I was quite excited to see this Gwendolyn cosplay.

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Thought you looked cool smoking? Definitely not as cool as this guy!

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It was actually pretty windy outside and this poor Cole (Dragon Age: Inquisition) almost lost her hat.

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Pizza Time!

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Not exactly sure what was going on here, and no, Michelangelo was not giving out free candy…

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…although strangely enough these banana guys were (seriously, they were giving out free Skittles)!

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It was uncanny just how similar this guy looked like Johnny Depp…

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What time is it?!

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Probably one of the first proper “shoot ‘em up” games I played as a kid, it’s Earthworm Jim!

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Have you’ve tried turning it off and back on again?

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Not sure if photo bomb, or just posing for the camera…

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Actually that girl just seemed to be in a super happy mood, and why not!

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The amount of attention to detail that went into the Poison Ivy was extremely impressive.

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There were so many tiny details throughout the entire dress…

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…and even under (yes I had permission to take this photo)!

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Now this was certainly different.

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The guys on the left here were looking especially fabulous.

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AWW YEAH!

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Never in a thousand years would I have guessed that this is from My Little Pony. Yup, you read that right.

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As if the dress itself wasn’t spectacular enough, it actually lights up!

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Tea time?

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40% human!

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Wouldn’t be surprised if this fellow suddenly took off with how windy it was that weekend.

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I commend this gentleman for cosplaying as Vincent Brooks as all he’s really wearing is just heart patterned boxers!

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Come to think of it, I think I’m probably skinny enough to cosplay as Jack Skellington.

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Meep meep meep!

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This guy was unbelievably shiny and blinding with how bright out it was.

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Blackwall (Dragon Age: Inquisition) with the Wedge of Destiny.

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This groups weapons were HUGE!

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As you can see there were a lot of good and extravagant cosplays this year, so it was a little refreshing to see something as simple as Chihiro/Sen from Spirited Away.

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The beard just completes this cosplay so well.

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Be sure to check out the rest of the photos on my Flickr page as there is many more that weren’t posted here!

-brandon.

Click HERE to view the full photo set on Flickr.

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