BOTCON 2016 - THE FINAL
(griffin's 2016 BotCon adventure from Australia)
Five categories this year, with a new "Craft" category, for non-toy items that aren't drawings.
Unshattered Glass won 3rd prize, while Pretender Monsters won 2nd prize.
Autodots won 1st prize.
BLACK & WHITE DRAWN ART
Tracks won 2nd prize.
Elite Fem Guard won 3rd prize.
Man of Iron won 1st prize.
Golden Arches won 2nd prize.
Big Rescue Force won 1st prize.
Me Grimlock Badass won 3rd prize.
COLOUR HAND DRAWN ART
Green Shift won 2nd prize, Exxelion won 3rd prize.
Portrait of a Robot won 1st prize. (only three entries, so all three
(had the most entries this year)
Transmetal Dinobot won 1st prize.
Beast Wars Uprising Snapper won 3rd prize.
Disguisell won 1st prize.
Fire Chief Commander won 2nd prize. (this should have been in
the Custom Figure section as it isn't a diorama)
(this one should also have been in the Custom Figure section)
Beast Wars Other Wars won 3rd prize.
My Little Ponytron won 1st prize.
COSTUMES & COSPLAY
Just like last year, there was a very small amount of costumes this year, and very few quality ones. It was only just two years ago at BotCon 2014, that we had dozens of costumes, and a lot of well detailed costumes that would have taken a lot of time and effort to create.
This was my pick of the year, a Fall of Cybertron Soundwave.
These two seekers were my next favourite.
This was actually a very funny moment.
The two seekers were there posing for photos (there were several people there with cameras, some with kids), and Optimus shows up in the background and starts walking over to join in for photos... and a couple of the kids started yelling out, "Optimus is behind you" and, "look out behind you"... and it took a moment for the two people in seeker costumes to understand what all the commotion was about, but just as Optimus had snuck up to where they were, they started doing fighting poses against each other for the camera-wielding audience...
The various costumes at the Costuming/Cosplay panel on the Saturday.
And it wouldn't be a BotCon if there wasn't someone dressed up as a
GIJoe character. In the early years of the FunPub BotCons we would
regularly have a pair of twins dressed up as Xamot and Tomax, as well as
a very nicely dressed Baroness in tight leather... but this year it was
an Old Snake, which I guess is technically a Transformers character.
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