DragonCon Puts Superhero Costumes on a New Level

Transformers Bumblebee Costume

Transformers Bumblebee Costume
Labor Day Weekend is DragonCon

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and many people who live in the Atlanta area are looking forward to DragonCon, one of the largest science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. If you enjoy costumes as much as I do, DragonCon is a must each and every year.

In fact, DragonCon seems to be a “must” attend event for many people. DragonCon, started in 1987, hosts approximately 40,000 people every year. In 2008, the city of Atlanta reported that DragonCon brought in approximately $25 million dollars in city revenue. That’s a lot of people and a lot of money – and a lot of costumes!

Ghostbusters Car in the Parade

Ghostbusters Car in the Parade
What’s so great about DragonCon?

DragonCon has approximately 30 different tracks for fans of fantasy, science fiction, anime, and anything in between. Some of the most popular events, however, are the costume contests which range depending on the track. Because industry guests attend the conventions, the costumes are top notch to impress.

Special guests from movies, television shows, comic books and video games attend the convention for both fun and to host panels where they personally meet their fans and talk about their favorite parts of their work. Saturday morning, guests and costumers alike file down the main streets in Atlanta for a giant, nerd-filled parade. There’s even a blood drive for those helpful members of the DragonCon community who are willing to give a piece of themselves for charity.

Star Wars Trooper Slashed by Jedi Lightsaber

Star Wars Trooper Slashed by Jedi Lightsaber
Halloween comes early with DragonCon

This year, Mr. Costumes is attending DragonCon to give you first hand coverage on the costumes. I’m already predicting that superhero costumes are going to be huge this year, so prepare yourself for an onslaught of pictures.

Between the guests, the parties, and the costumes, this weekend is sure to be a blast. Come back next week to our blog for our return post filled with all sorts of goodies.

A Look at Some of my Favorite DragonCon Costumes

Iron Man Costumes

Iron Man Costumes

Doc Ock - Villain from Spiderman

Doc Ock – Villain from Spiderman

Literal

Literal “Iron Man” Costume

Batman and Joker Costumes

Batman and Joker Costumes

Stone Angels Costumes from Doctor Who

Stone Angels Costumes from Doctor Who

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