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Jenn Northington

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Jenn Northington has worked in the publishing industry wearing various hats since 2004, including bookseller and events director, and is currently Director of Editorial Operations at Riot New Media Group. You can hear her on the SFF Yeah! podcast nerding out about sci-fi and fantasy. When she’s not working, she’s most likely gardening, running, or (obviously) reading. Find her on Tumblr at jennIRL and Instagram at iamjennIRL.

Have you heard of GeekyCon (formerly known as LeakyCon)? It started out as a Harry Potter convention and has grown into an all-encompassing, incredibly inclusive celebration of fandom, and I was lucky enough to spend last week there. As you will see below, the cosplay that I saw was INCREDIBLE. And, as I learned from talking to the ‘players, a lot of them were home-made! I only managed to get a couple pictures myself (this is what happens when you’re running around from panels to booths trying not to miss everything) but happily there’s a tumblr dedicated to the cosplayers. So for your enjoyment, here are a few of my favorite cosplays from GeekyCon 2015.

1. Elsa and Anna (Frozen)

Frozen cosplayers

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The detail on these just knocks me over. I asked Elsa about the bodice, and the leaves and flowers were all added on by hand. And look at the tiny Olaf on Anna’s shoulder! I die.

2. Loki (Marvel Universe)

Loki cosplay

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I saw this Loki everywhere, looking villainously lovely as all get out. I never got a chance to tell her how amazing she looked, so I’m doing it now.

3. Lady Gryffindor (Harry Potter)

Lady Gryffindor Cosplayer

Enemies of Hogwarts beware — the bad-ass Lady Gryffindor has a magic sword and sure as hell isn’t afraid to use it. (I just cannot with this dress. The draping! The embellishments!)

4. A Wizengamot, plus Hogwarts Itself (Harry Potter)

Harry Potter wizards and Hogwarts

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Wizards represent! Slytherins, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, even a Beauxbatons student and a wizardly newsie! And in front, none other than Hogwarts herself (a.k.a. my friend Arielle), showing off the Houses’ common rooms. (I can call a group of wizards a wizengamot right? Let’s just go with it.)

5. Miss Kaywinnet Lee Frye (Firefly)

Kaylee cosplayerThe GeekyCon Ball didn’t have a herald, but it sure should have. I take it back, Kaylee — your dress does NOT look like you bought it in a store.

6. Augustus Waters (Spoiler) (The Fault In Our Stars)

Augustus Waters cosplayer

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I just cannot.

7. Gryffindor Dragon Jedi

dragon_jediBest, or best? BEST.