Fashionably Whedon: costumes galore at Comic-Con

It used to be easy to recreate what a character wears in a Joss Whedon show. It wouldn’t take much to copy what Spike or Angel wears, or Buffy for that matter.

Ever since Firefly, that’s changed. I remember at the Browncoat Cruise to Mexico in 2007 that people took a lot of trouble to recreate Kaylee’s dress from “Shindig” or the fake medical uniform the crew had to wear in “Ariel.”

During Comic-Con 2009, among the most popular looks were from Dr. Horrible and Firefly, but for different reasons. In honor of the screening of the Emmy-nominated musical, a number of fans either dressed as Dr. Horrible, which takes lot of effort…

Or as Captain Hammer, which takes no more than getting his t-shirt and some heavy gloves.

The Bad Horse singer behind him has a trickier job, but has a good look, too.

Sometimes we see the two arch-enemies with a common goal…getting into the showing.

Your author, joining a 'flash mob' of Jayne-hats

My other favorite gathering was a fan activity scheduled for the third day of Comic-Con: people wearing Jayne hats were asked to show up outside Ballroom 20.

It’s one of those Flash Mobs the kids do. Now, just because I don’t do weird things because I’m 50, I figure I should be part of this…

Oh, and one of them is dressed like Illyria and wearing a Jayne hat. That’s dedication!

Next year, maybe we’ll see people dressed as Actives. Come to think of it, that may be the easiest costume to replicate…but who ever heard of a bald middle-aged Active?

David Mello (AKA “Impaler General”) is a news anchor for a Sacramento radio station. He has been a fan of many things from Dr. Who to MST3K and all things Whedon. Read more of his writings at his blog.

David Mello

Overnight news anchor for KFBK Sacramento, long-time fan of Buffy, Angel and all things Whedon, plus fan of MST3K and micking bad movies in general. Contributor to Whedonoplis

David Mello

Overnight news anchor for KFBK Sacramento, long-time fan of Buffy, Angel and all things Whedon, plus fan of MST3K and micking bad movies in general. Contributor to Whedonoplis

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