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Cool geek costumes from Florida Supercon 2009

Fan costumes at Florida Supercon 2009

Comic book, Anime, sci-fi, and cosplay fans celebrate their favorite fantasy characters at Florida Supercon 2009.

According to the promoters website, "Florida Supercon is a 3-day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!"

And if you're going to be in the Miami, FL area June 18-20, 2010, you might want to stop by the their 5th annual Florida Supercon, which will be held at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL.

Photo credit: Supercon Conventions / M & Company Photography

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Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

As I wasn't able to give each of these photos captions, I'm turning to the TechRepublic community for help. I will send a TechRepublic coffee mug and laptop sticker to anyone who posts descriptions for at least five (5) photos. If someone as already posted a description of a specific photo, you can't post a description for that same photo. So, you'll need to browse through this discussion thread before making your post. I will add the posted captions to photos and give each member credit for their submission. As there are 65 photos, there is an opportunity for at least 13 people to earn a TechRepublic mug and sticker.

ibridgesjr
ibridgesjr

Geeks gone wild! Scarry thought. A couple of geeks should think about modeling; very pretty. However, Rorschach is the BEST!

pedhlund
pedhlund

Hey! My daughter is in one of those pictures! Those kids put a great deal of work into some of those costumes. It is a little wierd to run across a picture of my daughter on Tech Republic though!

scott.mcpherson
scott.mcpherson

The best part of the upcoming Miami Supercon? Leslie Nielsen on Saturday afternoon!

mbrown
mbrown

For those of us who don't know all about anime some caption descriptions would be nice.

Jester James
Jester James

31 - a Hollow from the Bleach Series. 7 is also a group of bleach characters - Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Urahara , Byakuya Kuchiki, Shinji, Mashiro, Lisa, to name a few... 41 + 42 have Naturo characters in them, but I'm not sure if they all are. 59 - Resident Evil series. 62 - LeLouch of the rebellion. (Code Geass)

raulrocks
raulrocks

Some of them are more obvious than others, but here's my input... 13. Sherlock Holmes (2009) 17. Omi Tsukiyono from Weiss Kreuz 20. Right - Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion 21. Nanami Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena 33. Nintendo Gameboy and NS Controller 48. On the left: Yellow from The Best of Pok?mon Adventures: Yellow 54. Hikaru Shidou from Magic Knight Rayearth? 60. Bottom row #3 and #5 battling Sakuras from Naruto 63. Schoolgirls from Neon Genesis Evangelion

jeremial-21966916363912016372987921703527
jeremial-21966916363912016372987921703527

I've only taken a cursory view at about half, but this is what I have thus far: #4 I'm guessing Okami http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okami #5 Manga series Death Note http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Note #10 Green Lantern 2011 movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1133985/ #11 Yuna and Rikku from Final Fantasy 10 #22 Mario from the either New Super Mario Bros or Super Mario Galaxy 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Galaxy_2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Super_Mario_Bros #23 Rorshack from Watchmen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_(comics) #25 Harry Potter #29 More Final Fantasy 10 figures #47 Yuna again from Final Fantasy 10 #53 Yet more Final Fantasy 10 figures #55 The years have not been kind to Yuna from Final Fantasy 10 #64 Catwoman and Harley Quinn from Batman

jguay
jguay

I grudingly admit to making costumes for conventions like this every year. I was able to name a few of them, here goes! 1. Whole Group is from Final Fantasy 10 From left: Tidus, Summoner Yuna, Auron, Rikku, Wedding Yuna 5. From the series Death Note: Light Yagami and L. 11.Lightning from Final Fantasy 13 and Summoner Yuna from Final Fantasy 10. 12. Mokona Modoki from Various CLAMP series. 18. From the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Haruhi Suzumiya. 19. Also from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Yuki Nagato and Haruhi Suzumiya. 23.From Watchmen (comic/movie): Rorschach.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

I've always been impressed by the amount of work that people put into these costumes.

pablo.aymerich
pablo.aymerich

Umm only about 2-3 cool suits rest are very scary.

adamm
adamm

5. Death Note 6. Pikmin 7. Bleach 8. Random ninja dudes 10.Green Lantern 11. Final Fantasy X 18. Sailor Moon 19. More Sailor Moon 22. Mario 23. Rorshach 25. Harry Potter 28. Catwoman, Harley Quinn 29. Final Fantasy X 33. Gameboy and NES controller 34. Gameboy and NES controller 47. Final Fantasy X 49. Parappa the Rapper and UmJammer Lammy 52. Sailor Moon 53. Final Fantasy X 54. Inuyasha? 55. Final Fantasy X 56. Death Note 58. NCIS? 59. Umbrella Corp. goons from Resident Evil 63. Sailor Moon 64. Catwoman and Harley

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

I sympathize. I really wanted to add captions to these photos, but unfortunately I don't know who most of the Anime characters are either--the comic book and video game characters yes.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

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