I registered for the costume contest and Tom R. and I shopped around from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|Matt as Guy Gardner: Credit: Geek N|
MEETING ANOTHER GREEN LANTERN - While we were walking around on the convention floor, I ran into Matt Christensen, who was dressed as another member of the Green Lantern Corps. - Guy Gardner, so we posed for a picture together. Later, I'd get an idea that would prove memorable.
LINING UP FOR THE BIG CONTEST - Costume contestants had to report to the second floor at 12:30 p.m. so I made my way there with Tom R..When we got to the costume area, it was packed with a LOT of contestants! So, Tom and I hung around and looked at the costumes. I saw Green Lantern Guy Gardner (Matt), with the Batman villain -Scarecrow, Captain America and a 60 year old Tarzan in a very skimpy loincloth (he shouldn't have been in that outfit...).
BIG IDEA - Suddenly it hit me that "Guy Gardner" and "Hal Jordan" could enter the contest as a "group" - and the Green Lantern Corps!
WHAT IS THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS?
|John, Hal, Kyle (top),Guy- Cr: DC Comics|
There are 5 Green Lanterns of Earth, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and a new GL called "Baz." Of course, there are countless Green Lanterns consisting of all kinds of alien life, from the various sectors of the universe. Earth is sector 2814, so you can guess there are a lot of Green Lanterns - it's a big universe after all!
|GL John Stewart joins Hal|
THE PERFECT PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES: Each of us Green Lanterns were perfect for the look and body type of the actual Green Lantern Corps members we were representing. Guy Gardner is a beefy, muscular guy with a military haircut, and light hair. Hal Jordan is a more lean/muscular type with wavy brown hair, and John Stewart is a bigger guy with more muscles and short cropped hair. Later when we walked the convention floor, a woman in her 50s came over to me and mentioned that we were all the perfect body-type and had the exact facial features for our characters. She also said that I had the same body type as a number of U.S. Air Force test pilots (which is what my character does in his day job), which made me feel pretty good.
Anyway, we were the perfect representation of the Green Lantern Corps members!
PICTURE FROM THE CONTEST - ON THE STAGE:
|Telling the costume contest host who we are!|
GETTING TO THE STAGE - Each of these Green Lanterns have their own personality. Guy Gardner is a "smart ass" who thinks he's the ultimate Green Lantern. He's a former football player and he's really smart. Hal Jordan is a fighter pilot who is never satisfied and is cocky. John Stewart is the most grounded of the Green Lanterns - a former Marine. So, we each told the hostess who we were and put on the personality.
Someone in the audience RECORDED it on video and posted it! We all decided beforehand, that after we told the hostess which Green Lanterns we were, that we would stand and recite the "Green Lantern Oath" out loud and proud. The CROWD ACTUALLY CHEERED!!! It was so cool!
VIDEO OF US DOING OUR OATH!
(and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot5rtSAmWcw)
GREEN LANTERN'S OATH: In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!
|Matt, Rob, Mike as the Green Lantern Corps! Credit: http://2.bp.blogspot.com|
THE BIG WIN - Afterward, we waited to see what happened- and there were only two prizes for the "best group costume." We won 2nd place for a $150 gift card to a superhero tee-shirt vendor! We were amazed and really thrilled. So now we each get $50 worth of tee-shirts!
|Posing with a Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) cut-out, clad in a GL shirt!|
Here's a slideshow from the Examiner.com with a pic of us: http://www.examiner.com/article/cosplayers-wow-crowds-at-baltimore-comic-con
The BALTIMORE SUN: http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2012/09/baltimore-comic-con-2012/#1
There's a Great Pic of Matt Outside the Convention Hall at: http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/09/09/baltimore-comic-con-cosplay/
Great pic of Mike here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/guardian_angel18/7972586218/
Here's another story where we got a Mention: http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/09/terranovas-time-lords-at-baltimore-comic-con/
|On the comic-con floor|
– September 11, 2012Posted in: EventsGive it up for Kasterborous’ own Associate Editor Brian A. Terranova who, along with an army of Doctors, took the Groups category prize at this year’s afternoon costume contest at the Baltimore Comic Con!
Beating Rob Gutro and his trio of Green Lanterns, the group were just a handful of the hundreds of entrants to this year’s competition judged by James Cucchiara of StylinOnline.com, Tim Swift of The Baltimore Sun, and Ed Norris of CBS Radio.
But Brian and his fellow Doctor’s weren’t the only Who related entrants to walk (or roll away) with a prize – in the adult female category, Justine Glass won first with her amazing motorized Dalek costume, which also took the competitions grand prize.
Other winners included; Michael Chapman won the adult male category as Lego Batman, Hayden Mallen who won the under 12 category as Hawkeye, and for ages 12-17, Dominic Conseco took first place with a character of his own design. For a full slideshow of competition entrees and winners head over to Examiner.com
MY PICTURES FROM THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON!
|Nick Fury, ?, and Green Lantern|
|Nova and GL|
|John, Hal, Guy on the convention floor|
|Green Lanterns: John and Hal|
|GLs: John and Hal - 2nd pic|
|GLs: Hal and Guy -Convention Floor|
|"Blackest Night" Wonder Woman and GL John Stewart|
|"Blackest Night" Wonder Woman and GL John Stewart square off|
|GLs: Hal and Guy- Convention Floor|
|Nightwing meets Green Lantern|
|Display by artist who draws "Kid Eternity" that I enjoy|
|Justine Glass won first with her amazing motorized Dalek costume, which also took the competitions grand prize.|
|Pic from the convention - from Mykell|
(credit: eyesofaPoet-You Tube)