Each year’s MegaCon in Orlando is an invitation for hundreds of pop culture fans to show off elaborate costumes. MegaCon 2011 has been no exception, with inventive costumes to be found throughout the huge convention. From classic cartoons to new Oscar winners, familiar characters dominated this year’s show.
While MegaCon features celebrity guests and seemingly endless rows of merchants selling unique collectibles, apparel, and other unusual sci-fi and fantasy items, it’s the costumed attendees that are always the biggest source of entertainment for me. These eager cosplayers are the reason I return to the convention year after year. And, of course, they’re more than willing to pose for plenty of pictures.
Before we get to my favorite costumes of MegaCon 2011, here’s a quick overview video capturing the spirit of the convention:
And now on with the picture show, along with some of my own commentary:
This is just a small sampling of the creative costumes spotted at MegaCon 2011. In fact, even after spending more than 5 hours at MegaCon today, I kept seeing more new costumes even on my way out. I did shop at the convention, leaving with around $70 worth of goodies (a few Mario plushes and a couple old cartoon animations cels), but people watching is by far the most enjoyable part about this annual convention. Continue checking out the costumes with our complete MegaCon 2011 slideshow below, also including a few celebrity photos as well.
More photos from MegaCon 2011: