“Me, my cousins and niece and nephew…This is our pic from our old comic convention days from back in 1981. These outfits were built for San Diego Con. Geeks rule.”
(submitted by Tony)
Stop the hating! These guys are Late-70’s Epic! They’ve put in more effort here than so many today.
Don’t act like you never dressed up for Halloween! This right here is the genesis of Cosplay. Slow clap.
They look really happy. Not awkward at all.
I’m sorry but this is awesome! I got everyone except Corsair. And i think bottom left is Polaris not the Scarlet Witch. She’s got that Shi’ar style collar on.
and that’s probably why I’m still single. Someday I’ll find a Magneto of my very own. *sigh*
I agree! AWESOME! I’m a die hard Phoenix/Jean Grey fan and I would totally do this!
That’s my sister. LOL
I’m also a Phoenix/Jean Grey fan, and I *have* done this. 😀 I wore the Dark Phoenix costume, though.
Props to these guys and gals for attention to detail. It’s 70’s kitchy, but very cool for what it is.
These guys RULE!! Screw the haters, they look like they’re having the best time. This is clearly late 70’s early 80’s (Dark Phoenix, Starjammers) when all the real world knew about comics was Donner’s Superman. Props to them for going obscure. Corsair!?!? Are you kidding me? The lady on the bottom is probably Scarlet Witch but might be Deathbird or Lilandra, would make more sense next to Corsair.
I think the one on the bottom is Polaris. Note the collar (from the purple and black costume). Such an amazing photo. I agree, those guys rock.
*ahem* Just Phoenix, not the Dark Phoenix. The Dark Phoenix’s costume was red not green
This is just so bad, on so many levels. Yike.
The preliminary photo shoot for X-Men First Class.
Is it geeky when you can identify all the Marvel Comic characters, even when the costumes are awesomely bad?
no, definitely not….but I might just be saying that cause I did the same thing.
I thought they were the characters from Yo Gaba Gaba.
I’m cracking up from this photo!!!
bahaha! Tears falling … from .. eyes … from laughter!!
So, I know they’re supposed to be superheroes, but I don’t know what ones they are supposed to be.
x-men. magneto and nightcrawler are recognizable, at least.
The green is Jean Grey as Phoenix, up front might by Mystic. Bottom left no idea, maybe Bishop.
The guy on the bottom left is Corsair. He’s Cyclops’ and Havok’s father who pilots “The Starjammer” which is a pirate ship full of aliens
I’m pretty sure the one on the right is Giant Smurfman.
Do you mean Gargamel! Ha ha I wonder if these guys kn there would be all these people using all their superpowers to try to figure out what the heck is going on in there.
I think that lady there is either Clea, Dr. Strange’s girlfriend, or an early Psylocke which would keep the X-Men theme… but it really looks more like a Clea.
Wait… I think it’s Polaris.
The Scarlett Witch?
you know, this almost makes me appreciate my own parents!
Is it his helmet or does the “magneto” guy have a nice head tilt going on?
that’s the way a helmet sits on a pointed head…
akward, but AWESOME!
I wish I was in this picture.
How did he find a Corsair costume??
He didn’t “find” it my man. This was back when true fans MADE their own costumes, and we’re more openly mocked, and there was only ONE Comicon!
Ok see The Pheonix, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Corsair, but who is the girl in front supposed to be?
I am guessing Scarlett Witch (a mutant that ended up with the Avengers)
That would be Polaris…hard to tell because of the crop.
It’s either Scarlet Witch or Polaris, but Polaris never had that collar.
The Phantasmagorical Five are poised to save mankind from… er…
…but just in the nick of time, THE MUSTACHE arrives, the tires of his ’79 Olds Cutlass screeching to a halt! While the Sammy Hagar tape blares in the stereo, THE MUSTACHE, fists flying like a dervish, thwarts yet another dastardly deed!
“Drat!” cry the Bad Guys. “Foiled again!”
the original power rangers!
That’s Resurrection Fern on the tree behind them.
They are all smiling too much for accurate cosplay of their characters.
Is it just me or does the guy with the mustache remind you of Mike Stivic (“Meathead”) from Archie Bunker? Looks like a fun group!
yes….lol…there is a resembelance.
X-Men: Worst Class
Best. Comment. Ever.
X-Men 3: The Last Straw
X-men origins: The Almost Incredibles
X-Men 3: On Our Last Nerve
To me, the most awkward part of this photo is the fact that its missing the bottom half? Why are they cut off at the neck??? I wanna see the rest of their costumes! GRR!
He even has the Corsair stache! Nice job.
These people are all adults. Old enough to know better!
Barbie Bangs- impervious to high winds due to copius amounts of Aqua-Net
Ken Fu- no real superpower but able to keep up with any 80’s cardio workout tape
The Purple Bullet- unable to be distracted by little old ladies wanting to kiss or squeeze his cheek
Sandy Peterson- stand in Elvira-Mistress of the Darkness actress (actually not part of this group but was asked to sit in for the 5 person discount offered by the photographer)
The Eustachian Tube- can only bench press 30lbs, but can hear a mosquito 2 miles away
LOL I was sitting here trying to think up something along these lines but the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet so I’ll just hop on board with yours….bravo!
Whoa! Is that a Vulcanized Smurf? Live long and eat smurfberries: Yum!
Thank heaven you’re here, Captain Headband!
I caught your reference! But shouldn’t it be, “Thank heaven you’re here, Headband Kid!” ?
These are all X-Men or X-Men-related characters!
STILL awkward, though; no doubt..!
Holy crap, a Corsair costume.
It’s The Awkwardibles! RUN!!!!!!!
LOL! Niiice….the Awkwardables…..fighting decorum and spreading cringes wherever they go!
With the fake backdrop behind them, this is epic. I love it!
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