MegaCon 2014 has come to a close, setting new attendance records while drawing tens of thousands of pop culture fans to the Orange County Convention Center. Among them were plenty of cosplayers, showing off tremendous creativity and talent with hundreds of inventive costumes. And with MegaCon being in Orlando, naturally there was much Disney-inspired cosplay to be found throughout the weekend.
“Frozen” was certainly the most common inspiration for costumes this year, with many an Anna, Elsa, Hans, Krisoff, and even Olaf to be found. But Disney cosplay has no bounds, reaching across 80+ years of animation, live action, and video game history.
On Sunday, more than 100 Disney fans gathered for a group photo, featuring costumes based on characters from films like “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” and many more.
Video: Disney cosplay group photo and meet-up at MegaCon 2014
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After the main photo, the group also posed with some silly faces – though Roger Rabbit took the opportunity to be serious, at least briefly.
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“Frozen” was no doubt the most popular inspiration for Disney cosplay this year. An impromptu gathering brought together four Elsas, three Annas, two Hanses, and one plush Olaf.
Another pair of “Frozen” cosplayers called each other sisters, though it never was quite clear if they really were sisters or just very good at staying in character.
At the MegaCon costume contest, one Elsa really “let it go” on stage as she tore off her coronation dress to reveal a sparkly icy gown underneath, much to the delight of the audience.
But there was much more than “Frozen” to be found at MegaCon 2014. Also in the costume contest were a unique “Kingdom Hearts” pair and a child with an outstanding Animal costume from The Muppets.
Famous cosplayer Riddle (from Syfy’s “Heroes of Cosplay” show) got into the Disney spirit with her take on Snow White.
Many more classic characters could be seen in cosplay throughout the weekend.
And many fans took the opportunity to create their own versions of Disney characters, mashing them up with “Star Wars,” “The Hunger Games,” steampunk, and even a bit of sexiness and gender bending.
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Marvel are all part of the Disney universe and an assortment of costumes from these worlds were shown off at MegaCon too.
We’ll have much more from MegaCon 2014 this week including photos and videos from more cosplay, panel discussions and after-hours parties to be featured on Outside the Magic, so keep checking back!
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(Photos by Ricky Brigante and Michael Gavin)