For the fifth year Moshi Moshi Productions threw an epic themed after-hours party during MegaCon 2014, held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel’s Backstage Nightclub.
The party was called 80s Toons Gone Wild, an evening of dancing and drinking mixed in with a whole lot of nostalgia. MegaCon attendees were invited to take their cosplay back a couple decades, dressing as favorite cartoon characters from the 1980s. Hundreds showed up, partying the night away in elaborate and impressive costumes.
Playing off the party’s name – 80s Toons Gone Wild – the video below takes you inside the event as a parody of those instantly recognizable (and rather cringe-worthy) late night “Girls Gone Wild” commercials, featuring familiar animated characters letting it loose on the dance floor.
Video: 80s Toons Gone Wild party at MegaCon 2014 (a Girls Gone Wild parody)
Sorry guys – Though the 80s Toons Gone Wild party was for ages 21 and up only, there was no actual nudity involved. Or, at least not that kind. There was body painting going on throughout the evening and bringing the sexy to the club were girls from Geek Goddess (link definitely NSFW), including Bambi Buttons (as Lum Invader) and and Solara (sporting some particularly eye-catching Ghostbusters artwork), along with rather buff versions of Mario and Luigi.
Moshi’s team created an elaborate setting, revealing Castle Greyskull as Skeletor and Evil-Lyn took the stage alongside fellow 80s cartoon baddies Destro, Cobra Commander, Baroness, Mumm Ra, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and more.
But the costumes didn’t stop with the party’s official entertainment as its attendees showed up with incredible outfits meeting the theme. The cosplay included Krang, My Little Pony, Spider-Man, Gadget and Chip from Rescue Rangers, Transformers, Ghostbusters (with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man), Jem and the Holograms, She-Ra, Jessica Rabbit, Lion-O and Panthro, Voltron, Captain N, Strawberry Shortcake, Bill & Ted, Carmen Sandiego, and many more.
Dancers showed their moves both on the stage and on the nearby pole while some partygoers seized the opportunity to steal the spotlight too.
Shredder even lived up to his nickname: Chrome Dome.
Body painting continued throughout the night, with mostly women getting their chests covered with Ninja Turtles, GI Joe, Transformers, and a particularly inventive way of asking the question, “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?” (All the girls’ revealing bits were properly covered before painting began.)
Moshi Moshi Productions succeeded at throwing yet another massive MegaCon party and will certainly return for another when the event rolls back through Orlando in 2015.
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