Behind the scenes at the Comic-Con Masquerade

After judging you’re allowed to get comfortable (which in our case meant taking a bunch of stuff off) while you waited your group’s turn to get on stage. Masquerade performances can range from simple walk-ons to music to choreographed dance numbers. Wanting to keep the audience entertained we opted for a humorous take on the world of Rapture.

What you couldn’t see was both Big Daddies precariously navigating up a set of stairs to get on stage that caused a delay getting the Little Sisters and Sophia Lamb out. Watching four grown men help our Bouncer up those steps was one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever witnessed.

Above: After performing groups are shuffled off to a press photo area to get pictures taken. It also meant we got to take everything off again

Above: It also meant a lot of waiting…

Above: Since some of us were so large we couldn’t fit on stage the two Big Daddies had to stand in front right next to some of the photographers

Above: We had to constantly tell people that there was a girl in there

Above: A very uncomfortable, very tired, but awesome girl!

Above: After the press area we were hustled backstage where we were told we were getting an award. Considering the amount of amazing entries we were terribly excited

Entry #30: HCC Welcomes You to Rapture, winners of Best Workmanship at the Comic-Con 2010 Masquerade!

Jul 27, 2010




  • 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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