One of the best things about conventions is undoubtedly the variety of costumes you see throughout the weekend. Last weekend’s Awesome Con was no different. Downtown Washington DC was quickly filled with costumers representing a variety of fandoms, undoubtedly leaving many a metro rider very confused as to why these people in catsuits and Jedi robes were sitting beside them. (Superheroes are people too!)
Even though this was Awesome Con’s first year, the costumers definitely brought their a-game. It was also wonderful to see how many children (and sometimes even their parents) decided to embrace their (for many) first convention experience and throw themselves into it headfirst and come in costume. Everywhere I looked, I saw yet another person looking great in costume and definitely looking like they were having the time of their life. I only wish that this Round Up post could highlight all of them.
As always, we’ll start off with the Star Wars costumes. There’s nothing better nor more adorable than costuming children check out this tiny Ashoka and Captain Rex, this pair of Jawas, and a tiny Boba Fett with a more experienced Mandalorian warrior alongside.
Mandalorian Warriors were the most popular Star Wars costumes spotted that weekend followed closely by Jedi Knights. There was, however, a Princess Leia too! (Look out, Leia! That’s Boba Fett behind you!)
As always, Doctor Who had a definite costuming presence at the convention! My personal favorite was the Dalek dress. I think she might’ve even won a prize in the children’s costume contest.
Of course, being a comic convention, there were plenty of comic book costumes in attendance! The variety of Marvel characters represented was definitely fantastic as were the costumes themselves.
The great costumes weren’t limited to just those fandoms though. Almost anything you could think of was there… and then others beside it! This is really the beauty of conventions. Everyone lets their geek flag fly and shows love for a variety of shows, books, and films no matter what the focus of the convention is supposed to be.