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This weekend, our friends over at Geeks Out put on the third annual Flame Con. Flame Con, at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn, is an LGBTQ-focused comic, art and entertainment convention. Last year Flame Con’s was the biggest queer-focused pop culture expo ever held in New York.
Flame Con had a number of special guests. Some of the most exciting included Vincent Rodriguez III of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dan Parent, the creator of Archie Comics’ first gay character, Kevin Keller and Marc Andreyko, editor of the Pulse benefit anthology Love is Love.
Though Flame Con had a number of outstanding events and panels — we wish we could have been there for “Revenge of the Queer: Canonically Straight Characters Occupying Queer Spaces” or “How Comics Saved My Life” — one of the best parts of any convention is the cosplay. Flame Con was no exception — a number of brilliant cosplayers were out in full regalia. Here are a few of our favorites.
This Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element certainly stood out!
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Oh no, Freddy Krueger (played here by Mark Patton) got Amethyst from Steven Universe!
Speaking of Steven Universe, we really like this unconventional take on Peridot:
Unsurprisingly, Steven Universe was a popular cosplay subject. Our last Steven cosplay is this wonderfully spoiler-ific Lars:
There were a number of superheroes there, of course. For example, Gambit of the X-Men made an appearance:
There’s also this amazing Spider-Man:
Jem and Pizzazz are truly, truly outrageous:
Good thing there were multiple Jems, though — Ursula the Sea Witch stole this Jem’s voice!
(We’re not sure if he shared Jem’s voice with the other Ursula.)
One of the more surprising cosplays was one of the dads from Dream Daddy:
I'm still quietly dying that #FlameCon was full of small gay dads and tall messy moms. You were all angels. Also you know what the best part of Mary make up? You cover your eyebags with darker eye bags. #dreamdaddycosplay #dreamdaddy #marychristiansencosplay #marychristiansen #josephchristiansen #robertsmall #damienbloodmarch
Who do you prefer? Jasmine:
This Inspector Gadget cosplay is AWESOME:
Of course, Willow was there to represent for Buffy:
Finally, we love Luke Skywalker’s advice:
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