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All the Cosplay That We Loved at Flame Con, the World’s Largest Queer Comic Con

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Fave dysfunctional family out of Asgard.

We spent the weekend at Flame Con, a place of total joy, awesome panels, incredible merch, and super-creative cosplayers.

I’ve been covering Flame Con since their inception four years ago, and while the Con has always been a well-run and delightful affair, it’s exciting to see how much it has grown. Somehow, the geniuses at Geeks Out manage to step this thing up every year and expand its scale, without losing the sense of a safe, warm, welcoming community where you can be yourself amongst like-minded people.

The Mary Sue ran two panels at this year’s Flame Con, focused on Asexuality in Media and the LGBTQ+ History of Fanfiction. We had a great time and loved meeting the attendees at our panels (we’ll be sure to give you more details about what we talked about soon).

Throughout the weekend, we kept finding cosplayers that made us go “Oooh!” Our team on the ground—Princess Weekes, Rachel Leishman, and yours truly—pooled our combined pics. Here’s what we saw:

Allura from Voltron: Legendary Defender

Archer from Archer

Cosima from Orphan Black

Prince Serenity from Sailor Moon

Misty from Pokemon

Wakandan Storm from X-Men

Sakura from Card Captor Sakura

Worf from Star Trek

Utena and Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena

Hela from Thor: Ragnarok

Bulma from Dragonball and our very own Princess Weekes

Milo from Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Billy from Stranger Things

Aladdin from Aladdin

Bucky Barnes in Wakanda from Black Panther / Avengers: Infinity War

Lady Loki

Mars Attacks!

Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess

Admiral Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thor!

Were you at Flame Con? If you didn’t make it this year, try for next. It’s really something special.

(Flame Con, images: Princess Weekes, Rachel Leishman, Kaila Hale-Stern)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.