Thursday, September 8, 2011

Non DragonCon Part Drei

This is the serious post. The one with the most awesome costumes. What does that leave for tomorrow?


This is Poison Ivy, from Batman and Robin. I think.


This is GLaDOS, from Portal and Half Life. Or else it's the other little eye guy from Portal 2.


These people are definitely from Portal. Looks like a couple of Scientists from Aperture Science, and a female test subject. The portal guns were really cool looking.


This is Doctor Who and some chick. Someone who watches that show will probably know. Someone talked them into holding some little toy man.


And this, my friends, is a travesty. I mean don't get me wrong, the stormtroopers had some of the best costumes at the Con, and they were really awesome dudes. But Darth? I don't know what's wrong with this guy. Darth Vader is probably the most bad ass villain in the history of stories, and this guy defiled his Sithness with this ridiculous costume. It's blasphemy if you ask me.

When I asked him what happened to his costume, he said he was Darth Vader crossed with The Green Lantern.

I've never heard anything dumber in my life.

43 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Yeah, the whole green lantern/ Darth thing just doesn't work! :)

Sarah Pearson said...
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Sarah Pearson said...

I'm thinking that's supposed to be River Song with the Doctor.

I love Poison Ivy, but Darth looks like he's tangled with a roadworks sign.

DRC said...

Yeah, that's River Song.

As for Darth...lol!!! Looks like he's a Hi-Vis safety version to ensure he gets seen by cars at night...

Will Burke said...

How could he NOT know that messing with the costume would cause him grief? I want to go to a Con, just to get a picture of Darth Vader giving me a wedgie.

Clarissa Draper said...

Why would you cross Green Lantern with Darth? You want to be both good and evil at the same time? Sad. Thanks for posting the pics.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

His costume is as bad as Maryland's new uniforms!

Shain Brown said...

I'm with you, don't screw with Darth!

Michael G-G said...

Did you give him your best Sith roar/Bronx cheer?

Dude, you really need to costume up!

Suzie F. said...

Hmmm...glow in the dark Darth. Nah. It's his creepy breathing that should be the first thing that should alert you of his presence. And I am overthinking this way too much, lol.

Is Portal a video game or a show?

Matthew MacNish said...

@Suzie - Portal is a video game.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

hooray for the doctor and river!!
although, i don't like river all that much- on the show, you know.

why didn't you dress up mr. matt?

Kelly said...

OMG that Darth Vader is ridiculous! But I love the Stormtroopers! That must have been so fun looking at everyone's costume.
You should have worn a Green Lantern costume there, Matthew!

Matthew MacNish said...

@Vic - I was dressed up: as the most interesting man in the world.

mooderino said...

Which part of darth is meant to be Green lantern-inspired? Doesn't seem very green. Is he wearing a ring?

mood

Old Kitty said...

Definitely River Song!

Poison Ivy is gorgeous! The Storm Troopers are brilliant.

I kind of like cheeky and very audacious Mr Darth - the force is so not with him! LOL!

Take care
x

Matthew MacNish said...

@Mood - he was wearing a ring, but it was just as dumb as the rest of his costume.

Lori M. Lee said...

Love that poison ivy, although I can't imagine how inconvenient that would have been to walk around with that on her head.

I've been to cons with people wearing giant metal wings that span ten feet and couldn't get through a door (so they stayed outside the whole time). Personally, no costume, no matter how badass, is worth that inconvenience lol. (I am not as hardcore as I think I am, apparently)

Carolyn V said...

lol! Cross between Darth Vader and Green Lantern. Cracks me up.

Love the costumes, so cool.

Elana Johnson said...

Seriously, what was his name? Darth Lantern? Lame.

But the Poison Ivy? ROCKS.

Amanda Bonilla said...

I've got to agree, that Darth Vadar costume was a total fail. I agree with Elana, Poison Ivy was the best!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Poison Ivy and the second costume were amazing! What an effort they must have gone to.

Copyboy said...

Like the Ivy chick. Hey your friends seem so clean cut in their trooper outfits. I even like the blackest night one too.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Hahaha! I have to show this to my son. He's obsessed with Portal. Or maybe I shouldn't. This could be a tough Halloween...

Marsha Sigman said...

It's Star Wars sacrilege! I would have pushed him down and ran away.

But the Poison Ivy was awesome.

Shannon said...

Love the Poison Ivy costume. That's hawt! But Darth? That costume sucks donkey balls.

Nate Wilson said...

Looking at that Darth Lantern costume has me feeling a little green. It's as if Darth Vader and Bumblebee had a baby, and then that kid grew up to wear a hideously stupid costume. Honestly, if you're not going to put any effort into it, why dress up at all?

Lydia K said...

Darth in day-glo green is wrong. And how come his head is so small? That's probably just the dude, but still. Respect the helmet size!

D22 Zone said...

Thanks for the update! Followed!

LTM said...

that Darth also has a very tiny head. I think that explains a lot... :D

That Dr. Who "woman"... that's a man, man! And I sure hope that was fake poison ivy. I can't imagine why she won... ;p

Jeffrey Beesler said...

That costume was supposed to be Darth Vader? It looked more like Bumblebee from the Transformers had gotten himself a tan of sorts.

Charlie Pulsipher said...

I would have guessed Darth mixed with Ronald McDonald. That would have made more sense too...

Bryan Russell said...

They kept losing all the Sith in the dark (whenever there was a power failure on the Death Star), and so the solution was DayGlo outfits.

Darth Maul now has spangles, I'm told.

ali cross said...

River Song!!! I LOVE her. #whofanatic

Loved the pics - and totally agree about Darth. #lame

Michael Offutt said...

I love nerds. They are my people.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

wtf is up with that vader costume? I mean, why even bother?
the Portal costumes are awesome.
Also, i watch Dr Who and have no idea who that chick is. But i haven't watched the most recent seaon so i may just not know

Jenny S. Morris said...

It looks like Darth wanted to make sure he was SAFE, with all the bright yellow. Dude, Darth would never have anything to do with Green Lantern.

Thanks for the pics, it's like it was fun!

LynNerd said...

Love all the pics of the costumes. Haha, Darth Vader and Green Lantern! What was he thinking?

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Those are some awesome costumes (with one notable exception :P). I'm hoping to rig up an Altair costume for some future convention. That'd be sweet.

maine character said...

Poison Ivy must be using Miracle Grow for shampoo.

And maybe Darth got hit by a car and wanted something more reflective.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Awesome pictures! That one of Poison Ivy is awesome. Knowing how much face paint can itch though ... ugh.

And I've always wondered if those Imperials uniforms are as aweful as Luke indicated in Episode IV.

Anna Staniszewski said...

I love the Portal people! How awesome. As for Darth...there are no words.

N.Scott said...

These pictures reminded me of how fun life can be. My morning smile! Thanks!

Stobby