In this post, I’m going to dump dozens of photos taken at LA Comic Con two weeks ago. First, some info on our costumes: My brother Andrew, his partner Tony, and I all went as Marvel superheroes. Andrew went as Captain America in an alternate costume based on a costume the character briefly wore after disavowing the identity of Captain America. The costume was later adopted by another character, US Agent.
Andrew sewed the jacket himself. The shield is purchased, although Andrew customized it by repainting the back side a metallic gray. The shield was also autographed by Spider-man actor Tom Holland when Andrew met him at the premier of Avengers: Infinity War. The helmet was made using our new 3D printer.
Captain America and Captain Marvel
Tony went as Squirrel Girl. The costume is largely made of purchased articles of clothing. Eyeshadow was used as a subtle nod to the weird eye makeup Squirrel Girl used to wear before her reinvention in a popular series by Ryan North and Erica Henderson in 2015. The belt pouches were filled with nuts to remain faithful to the spirit of the character.
I went as Hawkeye, as he appears in Matt Fraction’s popular series. The costume is made of a shirt with a logo attached with fabric glue. I made the pouches of the utility belt and the side quiver by sewing them. The compound bow I used belongs to Tony, and was modified to prevent the bowstring from being drawn in order to comply with the convention weapons policy. Additionally to comply with the weapons policy, the arrows were all props made from wooden dowels and EVA foam. The costume also included fake hearing aids for both ears, since the character is almost entirely deaf.
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A shot of the costume
Seamus cosplaying Hawkeye’s dog, Lucky.
For the first day of the convention we walked around the convention center and only visited one panel. We also met up with a friend of ours. After the convention Tony and I changed into other costumes, and the three of us got drinks downtown.
One of the few photos where you can see I’m wearing fake hearing aids, since Hawkeye is almost completely deaf.
Meeting David S. Pumpkins. #2spooky4me
Tony’s belt was filled with nuts. Here he shares some with another Squirrel Girl.
Posing with Black Widow
This woman is a friend of mine. I was excited to run into her, and to see her awesome SpiderGwen cosplay.
Best Captain America I saw all weekend.
I’m seeing double… four hawkeyes!
This woman came as Eddie Brock, with a puppet version of Venom!
Arrows are useless against One Punch Man.
A fine edition.
I ended up on a panel! It was really fun.
Not sure what these are but they’re awesome.
Andrew posing with a woman cosplaying Peggy Carter as Captain America!
Pretty sweet Aquaman.
Another Squirrel Girl
After the con we went to a bar. I changed into Hawkeye’s civilian clothes.
The second day of the convention was more of the same from Saturday- hanging out and checking out panels and booths. Below are some of the photos from that day.
Clint and Natasha on a coffee break.
Hawkeye geting eyed by Hawkman’s hawk
Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Cap
Awesome Dr. Frankenfurter.
A Spider-man dance battle
This is two mashups- slave Leia/Elsa and Harley Quinn crossed with…Overwatch I think?
Captain America and Captain Marvel
Magneto grabbing the shield
This is a friend of mine. He sells scented candles for tabletop RPGs!
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A tiny Squirrel Girl
Met Steve Lieber, one of the artists who drew some of the comics in the Hawkeye series I based my costume on!
Now that Squirrel Girl has Hawkeye’s bow and Cap’s shield, she is truly unbeatable.
The whole Avatar gang, including the cabbage salesman!