Convention.Life's visit to 2018 WonderCon Anaheim brought us back in touch with some amazing cosplayers we haven't run into for a while, as well as some cosplayers we had the great pleasure of meeting for the first time. Here are a few:
Hailing from Arizona, Alina Masquerade rocked an inspired Rainbow Brite costume, throwing us all the way back to our favorite Saturday morning cartoons. She was also spotted in the classic Jessica Rabbit cosplay from Disney's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" as well as the Sorceress from the "Dragon's Crown" RPG video game. This was our first time meeting her, but I'm sure it won't be the last.
LeQuan Bennett was arguably the hit of WonderCon this year, with crowds regularly gathering in the aisles to take photos with Ruby Rod, from the film "The Fifth Element". You can dress up like Ruby rod, and you can carry a cane like Ruby Rod, but LeQuan truly embodied the spirit of Ruby Rod. Chris Tucker would be proud. We were so happy to meet him. We hope to see him again sometime in the future. We are excited to see what comes next from this dynamic personality, coming out of Anchorage, Alaska.
We had the pleasure of running into one of our favorite cosplayers VertVixen this year at WonderCon at the MatterHackers booth, bringing to life artist Joe Madureira's Garrison character from the popular comic book / video game "Battle Chasers". The last time we ran into VertVixen was 2013 WonderCon, when she stole the show as one of the most realistic Wonder Woman cosplays we have ever seen.
Renetta Lloyd (aka Natty Lou Creations) comes to us from from Vista, California, and has designed and produced costumes for a number of theaters in the San Diego area. The unique vision of her creations is only rivaled by her skill to actually bring the designs to life. She was such a pleasure to meet in her inspired Dalek cosplay from the "Dr. Who" series. WonderCon was her cosplay debut, but she handled herself like a veteran. We cannot wait to see what comes next from this talented designer.