Last weekend, I joined photographer Jeff Stanford on a walk around Downtown Frederick, Maryland, dressed in full Doctor Who cosplay. I’m continuing to explore what cosplay means to me and what it’s place is in my life. I don’t really have firm answers for either of those questions/thoughts, but I thought a photo shoot on a sunny, slightly less brisk winter day (though admittedly not warmer by much) sounded like a good idea.
Here are the results.
Cosplaying at Awesome Con DC 2015
R-L: Myself (10th Doctor), DL Moody, Justin Moe (11th Doctor), Nathan Moe.
One of the highlights of 2015 for me was, for the second time, happily attending Awesome Con in the nation’s capital. For my part, it was a tremendous improvement over 2014; still was not quite up to Baltimore Comic Con’s level, but it’s done a mighty job getting closer.
I’m still something of a cosplay rookie; I’m still learning to sew and almost every ensemble I’ve worn has been compiled from pre-made articles of clothing, either purchased from a store, Goodwill, or unearthed from the depths of my own closet. That said, I have only ever attended Cons in costume, which came as a bit of surprise when I realized it. I’d been interested in seeing what conventions were like for quite awhile—I’d just never actually made it to one until 2013, when a close friend of mine said: “This September. Baltimore Comic Con. We’re going.”
The Eleventh Doctor, “Geronimo!”, part of my WHOVIAN Collection on Polyvore.
Pond, part of my WHOVIAN collection on Polyvore.
Rory Williams, part of my Whovian Collection on Polyvore.
Captain Jack, part of my WHOVIAN collection on Polyvore.com.