Carlos, Greg, and Artimis in their Avengers surcoat made by Storied Threads. Photo by Jamie Tarbell.
This past weekend at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire was Time Travelers’ Weekend, which is always a blast for me. There is tons of cosplay, costume contests, and I even get to help host and judge the Doctor Who contest on the last day, which is always a great deal of fun.
Dave in his Thor surcoat, desperately trying to reach Mjolnir. Yours truly as Loki. Photo by Lauren Dubois.
This year, though, Sunday somehow became Avengers Day among many of the vendors and crew, and it was amazing. I have apparently started a bit of a trend, with my faire-appropriate cosplays! This summer, the guy who runs the Hitting and Stabbing Emporium came to me, and explained that since two of his workers already had my Thor and Captain America surcoats, he wanted to make a theme day, and he commissioned from me a medieval Iron Man surcoat. I spread the word to another vendor friend who had commissioned a SHIELD surcoat earlier in the year, and figured the day would be perfect for debuting my new Loki cosplay.
Medieval Daredevil working at HSE. Photo by Eric Tetreult.
And then things got really crazy. Everybody at HSE wanted in, and on super short notice managed an impressive array of Marvel cosplays done in medieval and renaissance styles. I spotted Daredevil, Dark Phoenix, Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Enchantress, Black Widow, Lady Hydra, and so many more.
Enchantress and Loki. Photo by Michael Bailey.
It’s always so fantastic to see an idea like this take off, and to see what creative things people can come up with. This coming weekend may not be an official cosplay weekend — but I still can’t wait to see the fantastic things people create!
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