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.
Second place went to Marvel Comics’ Thing.
One of my favorite Disney characters, Ursula, came in third place. Great tentacles!
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."
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 best of the rest
Of course, there were many more. Here are some of them:
Gotta love these costumes from JETSCOSPLAY!
How about a little Poison Ivy?
The Avengers were well represented.
There were quite a few Arrows present. Here’s one:
Harley Quinn seemed to be another fan favorite.
Make way for the Queen of Hearts!
A more modern “warrior” style Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
The beautiful princess Kida from Finding Atlantis and Belle from the Once Upon a Time version of Beauty and the Beast.
And, one of my favorites, DarkSwan from Once Upon a Time.
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.