EP-Con: Family and Group Cosplay Ideas From the Border

A group of friends team up for their take on the video game “American McGee’s Alice” at EP-Con 2013. The BFF Harley and Ivy pairings were also plentiful. All Photos by Rick Tate.
Nine and her Dalek.

The month of September often comes to a close in my hometown of El Paso, Texas with the city’s biggest comic book  convention, El Paso Comic-Con (EP-Con). This year’s weekend event drew more than 6,700 area residents, many decked out in full cosplay. The event’s growing popularity has even inspired its founders to create a second convention, EPIC (El Paso In Comics), set for March, 2014.

Since comic-con time is always family time for us, I appreciated the attention given to group and family cosplay, especially with Halloween coming soon. I was very impressed with the creativity coming from our remote little corner of Texas. Here is a look at some of my favorite group and family cosplay, as well as some well-done solo efforts:



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Lisa Kay Tate is a veteran feature writer with 20 years experience in newspaper, magazine and freelance writing. In addition to serving as Associate Editor for her local arts and entertainment guide, El Paso Scene, she has been a regular contributor to the site ihogeek.com and maintains her own blogsite at lisathegeekmom.wordpress.com. She and her husband, writer/photographer Rick, live on the edge of "New Texico" where they keep busy raising their two geeklings and sharing space with their dog, Sirius Black, and cat, Loki.