BOTCON - SORTA NEAR CHICAGO
(griffin's 2015 BotCon adventure)
- SATURDAY 20th JUNE - 1pm - COSPLAY & COSTUMES
I didn't sit through much of this, as I don't have much interest in
the subject matter, but I did take some photos of the costumes being shown
off this year... and as I've noted in a number of places already, it was
a poor turnout of significant (full body robot) costumes this year.
Most people were just dressed in normal clothes that were either colour-coordinated
to vaguely resemble a robot character's colours, or were dressed up as
a human character.
It was both surprising and disappointing, that after recent years of
dozens of quality robot costumes, we get 7 this year (that I was able to
see), and five of them were kids, who looked to have put in more effort
than the two adult robot costumes... or any of the adult costumes.
To give you an idea, 2014
had about 21 robot costumes, and 2013
had about 13 robot costumes. (Pasadena seems to bring out
the good costumes though)
Understand that I'm not criticising the people who did show up
in something creative (because that's a major fun componant of the convention
for them - and until I show up in a costume, I have no right to judge them)...
I'm just making a fuss about the ones who didn't show up this year,
or more importantly, the reasons that prevented them from coming this year
in robot costumes (like the lateness of registration, or the remoteness
of the location).
The host in her usual Sunstorm costume.
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take as many of my own photos as possible, and usually only resort to using
others if I failed to get something, or my photo wasn't clear enough.
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