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Costumes / Re: What are your 2018 Cosplays?
« Last post by richmond.rivet on March 06, 2018, 11:39:46 AM »
Last year was the first year I cosplayed..., and had a great time doing so.  (even with my very simple outfits)

So, I'll be returning with those 2, and hopefully 1 or 2 more simple ones.

Ness: from Earthbound
Alex the Droogie:  from A Clockwork Orange

Tunnel Snake Vault Dweller:  from Fallout 3
Bobo Del Rey:   from Wynona Earp
General Discussion / 2018 Guests
« Last post by richmond.rivet on March 06, 2018, 11:35:02 AM »
Hey guys,  some really cool early announcements to the guest list.

Some of my notable favorites:

Brom: Dark fantasy artist (and probably my favorite in the genre)
Ricky Whittle:  Lincoln(from The 100) and Shadow Moon(from American Gods)
John Barrowman:  Needs no introduction

As they're announced, I encourage everyone else to post the guests you're excited about seeing.

Costumes / Re: What are your 2018 Cosplays?
« Last post by Khaalis on March 06, 2018, 05:32:00 AM »
I've got three. 
1) Steampunk Harry Potter Auror
2) Marvel Dr. Strange-verse Sanctum Sorcerer
3) Grey Jedi Sentinel
General Discussion / Giant Superhero Photoshoots Cancelled for 2018
« Last post by KPK on February 26, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »
This was just posted on the DragonCon photo shoot Facebook  page... super sad.


Hi, I’m Allen, the Owner of The Superhero Costuming Forum (SCF).  I’m also the founder of the Giant Superhero Photoshoots at DragonCon from way back in 2009, back when we thought 80 people was HUGE!!!  (lol)

Since that time, these superhero shoots have grown to be, by far, the largest at DragonCon.  What started off with just me (without a megaphone), eventually turned into behemoths, requiring teams of 20-30 people and months of planning. 

These shoots became so large that we began using every single set of steps at the Hilton, for an hour and 45 minutes straight!  Even in that extended time frame, it’s been difficult to squeeze everything in.

In 2016, we heard that the #1 question asked at the DragonCon Information booth was:

“When and where are the Giant Superhero Photoshoots?”

Unfortunately, in 2017, things changed. 

To address the increase in foot traffic, DragonCon, unannounced, began using the Hilton Back Patio steps for panel lines.  We arrived to find that some sets of steps were completely unusable with panel lines permanently snaking up and down them.  We found that other sets of steps were only intermittently available, as attendees exited down the steps when panels ended.  (Not to mention the outdoor DJ and Telescope issues.)

Frankly, these presented logistical - and safety - nightmares for our teams.  (Ex: try herding 500+ people on and off a set of stairs in 20 minutes.) 

Rather than just complain, we went to DragonCon with a proposed solution – not just for The SCF, but for ALL of us.  If you remember from some months back, we gathered public input and then presented an idea to DragonCon for an indoor photoshoot space, with bleachers, water stations, a costume repair area, backdrops, coordinated guest appearances, etc.  We believe this would have been a huge public relations & marketing WIN for DragonCon. (FYI: This was actually the second time we’d approached DragonCon with this idea.)

I am sorry to inform you that DragonCon has again rejected our proposal and will be implementing None of the ideas presented. 

DragonCon has simply (politely, albeit) let us know when they’ll be using the steps for panel lines in 2018.  They’ve also said they plan to have more and better signage in the stairs areas, so that groups will know what is happening and when.  Additionally, they plan to give groups a 5-minute warning before they know an area will need to be accessed/exited, so that stairs can be “cleared” and exiting can go as quickly as possible. 

Angelle and the DragonCon Group Photoshoots Page Team will soon be making an announcement going into greater detail on what we’ve learned from DragonCon, and how these changes are going to affect the 100+ other groups planning photoshoots this year on the Hilton Steps.  I’m asking that you please be patient with her and her team, and respectful of your fellow DragonCon attendees and volunteers.

I am sad to announce that Steps C, D and F are effectively no longer available for any planned photoshoots.  Furthermore, there will be severe time restrictions on largest set of steps: Steps E.

Due to the announced loss of Steps C and D, the abbreviated open blocks of time on E, and with only an assurance from DragonCon that all times are “approximate,” we simply cannot logistically plan how to reliably manage the 1,000-1,500 DragonCon attendees on each day and guarantee them a positive experience. 

Therefore, The SCF has made the decision to cancel the Giant Superhero shoots in 2018.

Please know we did not come to this decision lightly.  The shoots have become an “institution” of sorts at DragonCon, and well, we love you guys.

I am sure that many of you will want to offer your own suggestions / solutions.  However, and please trust me on this: we’ve already looked at this from *every* angle, and with well over 1,000 people attending each day, the logistics – and safety issues – are simply too difficult to overcome with the severely restricted use of time and space. 

Finally, I’d like to thank the many thousands and thousands of DragonCon attendees who have attended The SCF’s Giant Superhero Photoshoots over nearly the last decade. 

It’s been quite a ride.  Thank you for coming.

Owner of The SCF

Director, SCF GIANT Marvel Universe Photoshoot

Director, SCF GIANT DC Universe Photoshoot
Get me there! (now also with Roomshare!) / Seeking Roommate for Marriott
« Last post by jmartel77 on February 22, 2018, 05:11:29 PM »
I am willing to split the difference for a Concierge Level Room at the Marriott which is currently at $649 a night. More than enough room for two, maybe three humans. Non-humans must sleep on the floor.

Contact me at
Get me there! (now also with Roomshare!) / Re: Hyatt room, need 2-3 people
« Last post by richmond.rivet on February 15, 2018, 09:25:41 AM »
Is this still available?

I'm gonna assume that the room is not still available, considering this post was made before/during last Dragoncon.
General Discussion / Sign up for the Eternal Members and Friends 2018 parade group
« Last post by Eternal Zan on February 13, 2018, 02:53:42 PM »
Reserve your spot in the Eternal Members and Friends parade group at Parade registration opens this Thursday, Feb 15 and spaces will fill up.

Orange and blue postcards march together in the parade! Don't be fooled by our group name... everyone is welcome, you don't have to be an Eternal Member to march in the parade with us!

To go with the idea of Eternity, our parade theme is "Immortal Creatures." The general idea is an unlimited lifespan - vampire, zombie, ghost, etc....  We welcome a wide range of creative interpretations.

Here we are on DCTV last year.

Want to learn more about the Eternal membership? This is an unofficial fan website with a very comprehensive FAQ.

Eternal postcards were orange this year. They can be a different color each year.
General Discussion / Join the Cult of Marriott Carpet 2018 parade group
« Last post by Eternal Zan on February 13, 2018, 02:51:38 PM »
Sign up for the Cult of Marriott Carpet parade group at Parade registration opens this Thursday, Feb 15 and spaces will fill up.

The form above has all the information you need to make your own outfit from the carpet design. The legendary story of the Marriott carpet is explained with details and links to articles.

See us on DCTV last year
Costumes / Re: What are your 2018 Cosplays?
« Last post by Roze on February 12, 2018, 06:23:43 AM »
I started making mine just a couple weeks after con (for Halloween + test drive).  Unfortunately, the Princess Mononoke I made was jussssst good enough to survive a rough Halloween party, so I am now working on re-making it entirely.  I made Greg from Over the Garden Wall a couple months ago; ended up being the cheapest cosplay ever.  Just got to finish crochet-ing a teapot hat.
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