Costumes hit runway for OutlantaCon [photos]

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imageAs part of this year’s supersized OutlantaCon, Atlanta’s queer sci-fi geeks hosted their annual convention in conjunction with the national Gaylaxicon 2011 to create a hectic four-day schedule.

But even with extra symposiums, socials, movie screenings and author signings, no schedule is too packed for OutlantaCon’s popular Project Cosplay game, which pitted “designers” and “models” on Saturday in a deathmatch for glory. Well, kinda.

imageCosplay is short for Costume Roleplay, and the challenges take a hilarious “Project Runway”-style turn as the contestants race to put looks together and walk them down the catwalk. Confused? Think drag bags full of hats, boas and other paraphernalia whipped into a frenzy to create results like these (photos).

Convention guest Amber Benson –Tara from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and an author—as well as local lesbian legend Melissa Carter, who recently retired from Atlanta radio, were among the judges.

imageWho won? Who cares! The audience ate it up, and fun was had by all.

Project Cosplay was just the tip of the OutlantaCon iceberg. This year’s convention started on Thursday with 10 OutlantaCon guest stars at Outwrite (view photos), and moved to the Holiday Inn Perimeter Friday through Sunday for a ton of LGBT science fiction fun.

Photos by Omar Vega


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