When cosplay is done right it can be awesome; but when it’s done perfectly, it can be damn near magical. That’s likely the best way to describe the BioShock cosplay that took place at Dragon*Con’s “Night at Georgia Aquarium” last week, where group of Irrational staff members took to the aquarium looking for BioShock cosplayers. Saying they “hit the jackpot” would be an understatement.

Beyond your typical assortment of splicers in bloody masquerade masks, guys dressed like Andrew Ryan, and people carrying around NECA’s EVE Hypos and other pre-made props, several dedicated fans created their own Big Daddy, Big Sister, and Little Sister outfits with awesome results. With the help of a professional photographer, Irrational took advantage of the atmospheric aquarium to take some fantastic pictures of the talented, dedicated cosplayers in action, and if you didn’t think that you wanted to see a big-budget BioShock movie before, these images will surely push you over the edge. 

As a bonus, Irrational also posted a video of a little girl dressed as a Little Sister singing the “Mr. Bubbles” song, which is perfect for anyone who never, ever, ever wants to sleep again. Be warned: it’s as creepy as it sounds, if not more. Check that video out and some of our favorite photos from the event in our gallery below. You can see a complete selection of photos on Irrational Games’ blog.

Sep 12, 2011


  • Exitalterego - October 10, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    I know I'm a little late to the party, but thought I'd just point out this from a couple of years ago. Turns out they used the same aquarium!
  • JollyCrisp - September 13, 2011 5:41 a.m.

    Aww YEAH! A-TOWN representin' in da dirty south! The Georgia Aquarium is absolutely amazing, I love ATL! And I went to Dragon Con too.
  • KidKatana - September 13, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    There's a fricking whale shark in that aquarium. Is that even allowed?
  • boondocks50 - September 13, 2011 12:54 a.m.

    what kind of person says "hey she even looks like a deformed little girl who goes around sucking juices out of dead bodies with a giant syringe"
  • IsaacShadow - September 12, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    Nice to see the Atlanta Aquarium has no shortage of oddities....
  • NotBraze - September 12, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    Awesome Cosplay to be sure, but I still never want to see a BioShock movie. BioShock is one of my favorite games of all time and I think a film adaptation would crash and burn horribly.
  • Thequestion 121 - September 12, 2011 6:48 p.m.

  • D0n41d - September 12, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    Wow, check out the size of those knockers in pic 12..
  • IsaacShadow - September 12, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    Oh dear god...why would you even attract attention to that....
  • D0n41d - December 11, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    why wouldn't I
  • boondocks50 - September 13, 2011 12:55 a.m.

  • Crypto140 - September 13, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    This is why gamers aren't taken seriously anymore.
  • D0n41d - December 11, 2011 8:42 a.m.

    Seriously, what would gamers have to gain from being taken seriously
  • LiaraLoveSlave - September 12, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    I want to take the ears off!!!
  • Tochy - September 12, 2011 9:35 p.m.

  • Redeater - September 12, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    This is pretty damned amazing.
  • mockraven - September 12, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    This is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing, GR! :)
  • bigwill1221 - September 12, 2011 5 p.m.

    Half of them aren't dedicated...

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