Toronto’s Science-Fiction convention brings together the Doctor, Lil’ Leia, and a damn dirty ape.
If you’ve ever attended a convention, you’ll understand that one of the most memorable things to see are other visitors dressed in elaborate costumes all around you. Such was my experience when I attended Toronto’s 26th Polaris Science Fiction convention last weekend. In-between panels on the Avengers and a dance that included a Doctor Who Remix, I approached several Cosplayers camera in hand to share their costumes with those who weren’t able to attend. Enjoy!
A Polaris Larper, and the many belts of her fallen enemies.
Two shopkeepers at the Polaris marketplace offer their wares in-costume.
A discerning shopper, on the hunt for sash buttons.
Why can’t I help but imagine a Doctor Who version of The Odd Couple here?
“No one, and I mean no one is getting into this Gift Shop.”
It says something when a biker looks more terrifying than the nearby Terminator with her face partially ripped off. And that something probably is “Please don’t hurt me.”
Two Star Trek: The Original Series Klingon humor the weak little human taking their picture.
Mad Max poses briefly before resuming a battle against several dystopian bikers, waiting politely just off-camera.
A surprisingly peppy scavenger from the post-apocalyptic wastelands.
He looks like he knows what he’s doing, but I’m not entirely convinced his mask is properly ventilated.
A Skyrim Companion’s Guild member trying out for the Bard’s College.
“Why, I couldn’t be happier with the zombie they sent us! I mean, he’s just so obedient! Thanks, Zomcon!”
Lil’ Leia taking a break from organizing the Galaxy-wide Rebellion.
Minecraft‘s Steve, seen here seconds before digging straight down until he found some obsidian.
Here Comes The Bride …. Aim for the head!
The oddly appropriate corporate partnership between Umbrella and Weyland-Yutani started here.
Steampunk Dr. Doom plots and schemes.
He may be an evil Kirk from a mirror universe, but you still cannot deny he has a roguish charm.
All you may see is the rampant death and destruction, but if you look really closely you’ll see that she just got engaged. How else should a giant monster celebrate?
Two programs from Tron: Legacy, studying our strange culture.
I had a “Damn, dirty, ape” quote lined up but … didn’t quite seem appropriate at the time.
Barf in Wonderland? I’d watch that.
The third Doctor, alongside his latest furry companion.
Steampunk Doctor Octopus, who likely got separated from Steampunk Doom and the rest of the Steampunk Marvel Universe earlier in the convention.
The Post-Apocalyptic Explorers, braving the strange convention.
A tender Con moment.
Kirk and a redshirt, hopefully not on an away mission.
Superheroes and villains alike set aside their mutual hatred of each other for their love of Cosplay photography.
A mismatched yet dedicated crew.
The Post-Apocalypse Group Shot.