Behind the scenes at the Comic-Con Masquerade

Fast forward several sleepless weeks later to backstage at the Masquerade. Comic-Con has a rule that doesn’t allow entries to wear their costumes prior to the show so everyone is required to dress backstage. Thankfully we had an army of helpers to get us into gear. All the entries are photographed and judged and are required to be fully dressed and ready for that an hour prior to show time.

Above: Both Big Daddies were at the mercy of their helpers as they got ready

Pro tip: The Rumbler’s head is made from a plastic clothes hamper

Above: Oh hey, there’s me!

Above: I managed to sucker my roommate into being a Little Sister for our skit. She’s a good sport

Above: While waiting for the craftsmanship judge our Spider Splicer demonstrated what her hooks could also be used for. Awww…

Above: The rush to get into costume completed we got our photo taken for judging and it finally hit some of us about how uncomfortable these get-ups really were




  • soren7550 - July 30, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    Awesome. Just awesome.
  • philipshaw - July 29, 2010 10:38 a.m.

    Congrats, the coustmes looked great
  • SenatorPepper - July 28, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    Damn! Nice job.
  • rockstarsean - July 28, 2010 10:40 a.m.

    Wow that is amazing, definitely dressing as a splicer for Halloween now
  • JayBeat - July 28, 2010 7:16 a.m.

    Wow, that was amazing. You really went beyond earning that award!! Congratulations :)
  • WaffleLeech - July 28, 2010 6:51 a.m.

    That Bouncer costume was incredible. I've always wanted to build something like that. Glad all the hard work payed off.
  • GamesRadarCheryll - July 28, 2010 5:30 a.m.

    @Ampatent & @Ultimadrago — I'm pretty sure this is the last time we'll be competing as a group. It's too much time/energy/money for some of us. We'll keep cosplaying, just not competing. @NotBraze — We saw him at Dragon*Con last year and we're actually hoping to swipe his idea of doing a shoot at a local aquarium with all of us at some point.
  • Jadernader - July 28, 2010 5:07 a.m.

    Those are amazing costumes! haha i wouldnt mind having the big sister costume for Halloween, eh? thumbs up
  • NotBraze - July 28, 2010 4:34 a.m.

    Those are really cool! By far the best BioShock costumes I've seen this side of Volpin Prop's Bouncer: I'll definitely have to show this to the guys over at the 2K forums.
  • lovinmyps3 - July 28, 2010 3:47 a.m.

    Super awesome! You guys (girls) really put a lot of effort into that!
  • batman5273 - July 28, 2010 3:12 a.m.

  • Ultimadrago - July 28, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Can we count on another submission from this group next year? Huh? Huh! *nudge* *nudge*
  • Ampatent - July 28, 2010 1:41 a.m.

    Top Notch stuff. Any plans for next year yet?
  • GamesRadarCheryll - July 28, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    @Silvermech — My friends and I have sworn off any more costumes involving armor for a while. We're going back to where it's safe and predictable... fabric! haha
  • juicenpancakes - July 28, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    Congratulations! It was definitely deserved. Damn, there is no way I could be patient enough to create something that incredible.
  • Silvermech - July 28, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    Damn! That's some impressive work you did there. I hope you had proper ventilation in the house and garage. You sould try Gundam next year, unless you've already tried that.
  • 435 - July 28, 2010 12:58 a.m.

    Congratulations on the award, Cheryl and co.! Those are amazing costumes you all put together.

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