Check out all the amazing costumes from Fan Faire this weekend.
I'm always impressed with the level of craftsmanship that goes into making the costumes people wear to conventions. I've made a habit of snapping photos at every major show I've been to in the last year or so, but I have to say that I was blown away with the number of amazing costumes at this year's Fan Faire in Las Vegas. It was even cooler that I was asked to sit in as a guest judge for the annual Costume Contest and offer my insight as to which costume deserved to win in the following categories: Best in Show, Master Crafter, Most Humorous, and Most Terrifying.
EverQuest isn't one of the MMOs that soaks up my time, so I was a bit of an outsider to the lore. Perhaps that's why the other-worldly characters shone so brightly for me. From the Ratonga mage to the Aviak couple married in real life, from the Mandalorian bounty hunter to the terrifying harpy and Goddess of Nightmares, Terris-Thule, all of these costumes made my first Fan Faire an experience to remember.
For those of you who couldn't make it to Las Vegas this weekend, here are pictures of the winners of the Costume Contest from 2011, as well as a smattering of the best costumes I saw over the whole weekend.