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Skepchicks in Disguise

SkepchickCON at CONvergence is one of the best Skepchick events of the year. It has got science and geekiness and alcohol, so it’s basically the best thing ever. My personal favorite part this year was the fantastic cosplay by our own Skepchick network contributors.

Most of you probably weren’t able to attend SkepchickCON this year and it would be sad if that meant you had to miss out on all the awesomeness of the Skepchick cosplayers. I lugged my giant camera around all weekend in order to capture as many of the great Skepchick costumes as I could so that you could all share on a piece of the awesomeness that was SkepchickCON.

Without further ado, I bring you our very own Amy as Louise Belcher from Bob’s Burgers and Mad Art Lab’s Anne as the badass Fionna from Adventure Time.

Adventure Time & Bob's Burgers Cosplay

If we’re doing badass women, we can’t forget our own Skepchick Heina as ex-boyfriend Roxie from Scott Pilgrim.

Roxie - Scott Pilgrim Cosplay

Skepchick Bug Girl cosplayed as…well, a bug.

Bug Girl

Skepchick Nicole cosplayed as a belly dancer, except she actually is a belly dancer so it’s less cosplay and more just Nicole being her awesome self. Here she is with Mad Art Lab‘s Ashley and Ryan showing off their bellies.


Speaking of Ashley, she made a great Leeloo from the Fifth Element.

Leeloo Cosplay

Katie from Mad Art Lab gave us her best Zuul from Ghostbusters.

Zuul the Gatekeeper Cosplay

Don’t worry though! The Keymaster found her!

Ghostbusters Cosplay

Our master of disguises Emily from Mad Art Lab had a bunch of costumes she wore over the weekend. Here she is in full-on steam punk and the greatest boots ever.

Steampunk Cosplay

Here is Emily again in another pair of badass boots as she explores a mysterious alien planet in her Star Trek cosplay or possibly a specific character. I don’t actually know because I’ve never seen Star Trek. PLEASE DON’T KICK ME OFF SKEPCHICK FOR THIS MORAL FAILING!

Star Trek Cosplay

Did I say mysterious alien planet? River Song must be nearby!

River Song Cosplay

Emily and fellow Labber Ryan had an epic steam punk / Lincoln battle.

Cosplay Fight to the Death

Speaking of Ryan, when he wasn’t being a Canadian Lincoln, he was doing his now-famous Slave Leo cosplay.

Slave Leo Cosplay

Or cosplaying as Carl Sagan while teaching about Carl Sagan during Mad Art Lab’s paper doll scientists sandbox.

Mad Art Lab - Scientist Paper Dolls Sandbox

Or he and Ashley were taking a break from fighting Daleks to pose in front of their Tardis.

Doctor Who Cosplay

Oh no!! Ashley and Ryan are attacked by weeping angels. DON’T BLINK!!!

Doctor Who Cosplay

Lastly, our fearless leader Rebecca cosplayed the alien abortion scene from Prometheus. Here she is coddling her squid fetus.

Prometheus Cosplay

And one more to really get the horrificness of the costume across.

Prometheus Cosplay

At this point you’re probably saying to your computer screen “But Jamie, where is your costume?” The answer is that I was super boring and didn’t wear one. Or maybe I did but you’ll never know because no one ever gets photos of the photographer. This year was inspiring though and I’ve already started working on my SkepchickCON 2014 cosplay.

If you want to see more photos from SkepchickCON I’ve got over 140 of them in this Flickr album.

All photos by Jamie Bernstein.

Jamie Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein is a data, stats, policy and economics nerd who sometimes pretends she is a photographer. She is @uajamie on Twitter and Instagram. If you like my work here at Skepchick & Mad Art Lab, consider sending me a little sumthin' in my TipJar: @uajamie

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  1. No one dressed as a giant mech with parts that fell off when the wearer moved and was impossible to get in and out of average-sized doors? Disappoint! ;)

    1. Yah, I think that one is my favorite from all SkepchickCON. I shared it all over social media last week though so I decided to go for some of the other Rebecca photos for the post.

  2. Although Zuul says “There is no Dana! Only Zuul!” The flesh is unmistakably Dana, so it should be “Cosplaying Zuul-possessed Dana.”

    Ooh, and now I want to google images of people cosplaying pedants and grammar-nazis.

  3. Um, I know that Bug Girl has previously had issues with identifying info like pictures being on the web. You may want to check if that one needs to come out of the list…

    Aside from that concern, awesome pictures! My wife would kill for some of that steampunk gear.

  4. Never seen Star Trek? Don’t let the transporter room door hit you in the butt on your way out…

  5. Fantastic photos Jamie! Thank you so much for documenting this for us. You are the best! And this post reminds me how much I love, love, love all these people! <3

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