There are hundreds, if not thousands of costumes at the San Diego Comic Con, so standing out can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. While some folks go for incredible quality and detail, others recognize that a little creativity goes a long way when it comes to getting noticed and mashing together two different costume ideas is a simple, but brilliant way to set yourself apart. Here are a few of some of the coolest and cleverest costume mashups from this year’s SDCC.
Popeye the Sailor Moon
Makeup artist Cig Neutron and costumer/model Rannie Rodil all the physical strength of Sailor Moon partnered with the good looks of Popeye, who wouldn’t want to live life as this beautiful trainwreck?
His cousin might be the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, but Bubba can’t afford to get his transporter off of the cinderblocks in his back yard. Even so, he’s got his shotgun locked and loaded because he just knows someone’s planning to trespass on his property sooner or later.
Some people dream of boldly going where no man has gone before, but others dream of going where man could have gone before if technology progressed a bit different. These are the tales of the Steamship Enterprise.
Super Dalek Bros.
Sock Hop Harley
Even Gozer’s favorite architect, Ivo Shandor, wouldn’t have been able to help the Gozerian return to the world back in the 1870s. Then again, the Ghostbusters would also have a distinct disadvantage without all of Egon’s technological tools -particularly the handy nuclear reactor that powered the containment unit.
Luke may not flinch at the idea of shooting a two-meter wide thermal exhaust port on a Death Star, but this daredevil hopes to one day jump through a flaming exhaust port on his tricked out speeder bike.
While many inventors would suffer in a world built on steam technology, Edward’s creator operated a lab that could likely function in any setting -and apparently the steampunk version even gets a pretty mechanical horse too.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers may have worked together to battle Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa whenever there was trouble, but they were still teenagers -and what teen doesn’t want to go to prom with a Green Ranger?
As with the Rule 63 cosplays, there were inevitably tons more great mashups at the convention that I didn’t even get a chance to see simply because it’s impossible to see all the cosplay at SDCC. With that in mind, feel free to share any you were particularly fond of.
What do you think? Measured observations are welcome and you can leave them in the comment section below.