Recently a friend of mine and I went to Vienna to attend the first ever VIECC, the Vienna Comic Con. Months before we were already super hyped from all the amazing constumes and cosplay that we had seen online… hoping that people in Europe would be as impressive as the American cosplayers and comic fans.
Sooner (my friend) or later (me) we had decided on our costumes: She would dress up as elf and as Lady Stoneheart of Game of Thrones, and I would try to portrait the tenth Doctor on Doctor Who (my and everyone elses favourite 😛 ) Since I couldn’t find a suit that suited me I decided to go as a female version of the Doctor and wear a skirt and no wig. I also bought a beige coat on something like ebay, which, just like any suit I tried, didn’t fit, but as I wasn’t going to button it up, it didn’t really matter.
VIECC took place over a weekend and although it was their first go at organising such an event, they did pretty well. Apart from the host of certain panels and competitions (seriously, how did he get that job? Even I could have done it better without preparation. Not even lying. It was cringeworthy.) I enjoyed every panel I went to and they had even invited some people that are known to the puplic!
I thought I would give you guys an impression of our weekend with lots of pictures and small anecdotes:
Preparation: to be the Doctor you need: your best friend, aka a Sonic Screwdriver, a phone with signal everywhere/when in the universe (with roaming fees though), a second heart (for my money) and a psychic paper (in this case showing an entrance ticket to the Comic Con)
Stalls with fluffy, bright, dark, naked things to sell
Sisters Thor and Loki (top left), Gadget from Chip ‘n Dale:Rescue Rangers (top right; dt: Trixi von Chip und Chap: Ritter des Rechts), Padme and a Jawa (mid left), Sims (bottom left) and Astrid Hofferson from How to Train Your Dragon (bottom right)
Elf with scary Orc, Elf with Dean Winchester (Supernatural), Elf with Bane (Batman)
Max & Caroline from 2 Broke Girls (top left), Batman and Robin (top mid), Mad Hatter and the Joker (top right), Transformers (bottom left) and Mario and Luigi (bottom right)
Little R2D2 (Star Wars), Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), elf with probalby someone from Got (but I honestly have no clue) and the most evil Disney characters (left to right)
And now: Ladies and Gentlemen! I present the results of my mission to get a picture with all Doctor Who characters I could find. I couldn’t take a picture with all of them, but there are a few with multiple TARDIS, two other tenth Doctors, lots of eleventh Doctors, one twelfth Doctor, Rose, and Madame Vastra and Jenny:
Last but not least: my friend and me on the second day (sorry for potato quality):
To see some other pictures check out See for yourselves…
I hope you enjoyed our little trip down nerd lane! 😀