Published May 20th, 2016 at 7:17 PM
As Planet Comicon takes over Bartle Hall for the next three days, comic book legend Stan Lee — and all the pop culture A-listers slated to make appearances — will be photographed thousands of times.
But we at Flatland are on hand to capture another side, the C-listers. That’s ‘C’ for Cosplayers, the elaborately adorned mega-fans who take costumed play and elevate it to performance art.
“There are very few red headed superheroes in the DC Universe and he’s one of them!”
Harrison May: “I’ve always been a fan of Dragon Ball Z. I’ve gotten to the skill level to do the character justice.” Jordan Pfeifer: “Huge fan of Dragon Ball Z. It was a partner cosplay.”
“I’ve always been a fan of Green Arrow, both the comic and the show.”
“I’m a big Star Wars fan, the new movie and she’s a strong female lead that gets to use a lightsaber. ”
“The game is very inspirational, you have to choose to be good or evil. ”
“I love her message. She was one of the first female protagonists in a video game.”
“I really like Spider-Man and Silk. Silk is an Asian American hero and too many people do Spider-Man.”
“I’m part of DC League, a charity organization working with Make a Wish Foundation. This is the costume we’re using.”
“I’m part of the KC Cosplay group, wearing three costumes this weekend. We have professionals, lawyers, students, etc.”
“He’s so much fun to play. He can be fun-loving and sweet or a little crazy.”
“I really love the video games. I belong to Umbrella Corp. KC, a local nonprofit that does work around KC.”
“Ever since I was little, he stood out as a noble character. ”
“I really like the cartoon. I would have liked her other costume, but it’s a little revealing.”
“I’ve always loved the 40s, but she’s a strong female character.”
— Out at Comicon this weekend and dressed to the nines or see someone who is? Send it to us on Twitter @FlatlandKC.