Photos

Photo Album 40 - Dragon*Con Parade 2007, Atlanta, GA


Quite a crowd turned up for the Dragon*Con parade
Quite a crowd turned up for the Dragon*Con parade

What would a parade be without a bagpiper to start things off?
What would a parade be without a bagpiper to start things off?

A transformers costume that's more than meets the eye.
A transformers costume that's more than meets the eye.

Eric Estrada... yes, THE Eric Estrada from CHiPs
Eric Estrada... yes, THE Eric Estrada from CHiPs

Yowzers!
Yowzers!

The cast of He-Man.  Very creative.
The cast of He-Man. Very creative.

Mario and gang.
Mario and gang.

A very well done Jack Sparrow.  He was shouting "Parlay!"
A very well done Jack Sparrow. He was shouting "Parlay!"

These folks put together the main characters from The Princess Bride.
These folks put together the main characters from The Princess Bride.

Last year's finalists from the TV show, "Who wants to be a Super Hero."
Last year's finalists from the TV show, "Who wants to be a Super Hero."

You can't have a sci-fi/fantasy convention without someone dressed up as Batman.
You can't have a sci-fi/fantasy convention without someone dressed up as Batman.

Batman in profile
Batman in profile (actually I think this was another guy dressed up as Batman.

A fantastic Robocop costume!
A fantastic Robocop costume!

I wish this picture hadn't been blurry.  These two were spot-on for Hermione Granger and Harry Potter.  Great likenesses.
I wish this picture hadn't been blurry. These two were spot-on for Hermione Granger and Harry Potter. Great likenesses.

Hermione and Harry were followed closely by Snape!
Hermione and Harry were followed closely by Snape!

Herbie!
Not my first encounter with Herbie!

Browncoats from Firelfy.  I was surprised at how many there were.  This show has quite a following.
Browncoats from Firefly. I was surprised at how many there were. This show has quite a following.

Some finely dressed Romans
Some finely dressed Romans.

Spartans inspired by the film "300."  And those are real muscles.
Spartans inspired by the film "300." And those are real muscles.

What is your quest?
What is your quest?

Nichelle Nichols.  She played Uhura on the original Star Trek.
Nichelle Nichols. She played Uhura on the original Star Trek.

Indy and his papa.
Indy and his papa.

A very original entry inspired by "A League of Their Own."
A very original entry inspired by "A League of Their Own."

Yet another very large crew paying homage to a sci-fi show... this time it's Battlestar Galactica.
Yet another very large crew paying homage to a sci-fi show... this time it's Battlestar Galactica.

Stargaters
Stargaters

And then the massive onslaught of Jedi began.
And then the massive onslaught of Jedi began.

I've seen this very same Chewbacca costume before.  This guy walks on stilts practically all day!
I've seen this very same Chewbacca costume before. This guy walks on stilts practically all day!

These very whimsical costumes are simply cardboard boxes painted to look like Darth Vader and some Stormtroopers.  Clever.
These very whimsical costumes are simply cardboard boxes painted to look like Darth Vader and some Stormtroopers. Clever.

The parade always ends with hordes of folks in Stormtrooper costumes.  Usually they are from the group known as the 501st.
The parade always ends with hordes of folks in Stormtrooper costumes. Usually they are from the group known as the 501st.

Stormtroopers up close.  These guys are the kings of the parade.
Stormtroopers up close. These guys are the kings of the parade.

And there has to be at least one Boba Fett.
And there has to be at least one Boba Fett.

After the parade I spotted this little guy dressed up as Darth Vader.  He had a great costume.  Everything was just miniature.
After the parade I spotted this little guy dressed up as Darth Vader. He had a great costume. Everything was just miniature.

A very, VERY good likeness of Silent Bob
A very, VERY good likeness of Silent Bob.

Okay... I have to admit that this was my favorite costume.  Hands down.
Okay... I have to admit that this was my favorite costume. Hands down.

My buddy Andy and his wife joined me for the parade festivities.  We returned to Andy's home after the parade where he put on a show with one of his Boston terriers.
My buddy Andy and his wife Jenny joined me for the parade festivities. We returned to their home after the parade where Andy put on a show with one of his Boston terriers.