Cosplay at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Atlanta 2016

Last week Atlanta hosted its first annual Heroes and Villains Fan Fest. As advertised, it was low key and intimate. I had the opportunity to meet people that share the same interests as me, and had a lot of fun just hanging out.

Of all the perks Heroes and Villains had to offer, I have to admit my favorite part was the open panel set up. Getting a seat is nice, but if you can’t get “in,” there’s plenty of standing room around the seating area. I sat in on the John Barrowman, and the Once Upon a Time panels, but took advantage of the standing area during the costume contest. This gave me the opportunity to take pictures of the contestants up close as they exited the stage.

Like most sci-fi conventions, attendees of Heroes and Villains like to cosplay, whether they enter the costume contest or not. There were so many excellent costumes. The following photos are far from all inclusive, but will provide you with examples of how creative and passionate some cosplayers are. Enjoy!

And the winners are…

The first place winner was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Mech Turtle. Check out his unique design, including the light up wiring.

Teenage Mutant Mech Turtle @ #hvff Atlanta

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Second place went to Marvel Comics’ Thing.

Thing @ #hvff Atlanta

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One of my favorite Disney characters, Ursula, came in third place. Great tentacles!

#Ursula cosplay @ #HVFF Atl

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There were two honorable mentions: Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy and a little version of Dr. Who’s tenth doctor.

There “ain’t no thing like me, except me.”

Rocket Raccoon @ #hvff Atlanta

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You have to admire the details of this Dr. Who costume from the 3D glasses all the way down to the red Converse shoes!

The Tenth Doctor #drwho @ #hvff Atlanta

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The best of the rest

Of course, there were many more. Here are some of them:

Gotta love these costumes from JETSCOSPLAY!

Superhero cosplay with #jetscosplay @ #hvff Atlanta

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How about a little Poison Ivy?

The gorgeously dangerous Poison Ivy @ #hvff Atlanta

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The Avengers were well represented.

Thor & Captain America to the rescue @ #hvff Atlanta

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There were quite a few Arrows present. Here’s one:

#Arrow @ #hvff Atlanta

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Harley Quinn seemed to be another fan favorite.

#harleyquinn cosplay @ #hvff Atlanta

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Make way for the Queen of Hearts!

The Queen of Hearts @ #hvff Atlanta

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A more modern “warrior” style Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

Warrior Ariel @ #hvff Atlanta

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The beautiful princess Kida from Finding Atlantis and Belle from the Once Upon a Time version of Beauty and the Beast.

Kida from #findingatlantis and Belle from #onceuponatime @ #hvff Atlanta

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And, one of my favorites, DarkSwan from Once Upon a Time.

#DarkSwan #onceuponatime @ #hvff Atlanta

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For more about Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, check out their web page, heroesfanfest.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter, or by searching the hashtag #hvff on any social media platform.

You can also follow me on Instagram at cshuman13, Twitter @carissashuman, or Pinterest at carissashuman for more event coverage and lots of Once Upon a Time stuff.

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Carissa Shuman

Carissa is a writer, editor, and artist with a love for science and science fiction.

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