The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017

All photos: Beth Elderkin

This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup).

This weekend’s event was filled with some of the coolest cosplayers of the Midwest, with both direct renditions of their favourite characters and more “unique” interpretations. Check ’em out!

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017This Princess Bubblegum knows how to command a room — mostly using a giant skirt.

This Princess Bubblegum knows how to command a room — mostly using a giant skirt.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Are these evil priests here to steal my soul? Update: They’re dressed as members of Ghost! Thanks for helping out, everyone!

Are these evil priests here to steal my soul? Update: They’re dressed as members of Ghost! Thanks for helping out, everyone!

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017This Aloy getup looks both badass and comfortable, perfect for a lingering Chicago winter.

This Aloy getup looks both badass and comfortable, perfect for a lingering Chicago winter.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Mario and Lady Bowser are unlikely allies.

Mario and Lady Bowser are unlikely allies.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017

He called his costume “Bob Rossman.” I still don’t get it, but Bob Ross is a treasure so I let it slide.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017That La Muerte hat looks much bigger in real life.

That La Muerte hat looks much bigger in real life.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Loved the glowing hat on Raiden.

Loved the glowing hat on Raiden.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017One of the coolest group costumes of the weekend: Wild West Justice League. Look at Flash the Kid!

One of the coolest group costumes of the weekend: Wild West Justice League. Look at Flash the Kid!

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Moana brought that evil crab down to size.

Moana brought that evil crab down to size.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017That Groot costume looked even more intricate up close.

That Groot costume looked even more intricate up close.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Westeros-ready Dany making friends with a corpse.

Westeros-ready Dany making friends with a corpse.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Renaissance Man-style Sleeping Beauty fairies win my weekend award for best costumes. And yes, they’re handmade.

Renaissance Man-style Sleeping Beauty fairies win my weekend award for best costumes. And yes, they’re handmade.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017An awesome Man-Thing, just in time for RL Stine’s latest comic book series.

An awesome Man-Thing, just in time for RL Stine’s latest comic book series.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017A gender-swapped Cyclops, complete with fabulous sequins.

A gender-swapped Cyclops, complete with fabulous sequins.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017I caught this Rick running into King Ezekiel and his pet tiger. He was super excited.

I caught this Rick running into King Ezekiel and his pet tiger. He was super excited.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Ms. Frizzle is here to make science FUN.

Ms. Frizzle is here to make science FUN.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Wonder if Gal Gadot would like to swap her costume for this chainmail version.

Wonder if Gal Gadot would like to swap her costume for this chainmail version.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017It wouldn’t be a comic con without a Star Wars meetup.

It wouldn’t be a comic con without a Star Wars meetup.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017Disclosure: this is my friend Sarah and she designed her badass Rocketeer helmet with a 3D printer.

Disclosure: this is my friend Sarah and she designed her badass Rocketeer helmet with a 3D printer.

The Most Outstanding Cosplay Of C2E2 2017The Hawks look ready to take flight.

The Hawks look ready to take flight.