Eric Pope, dressed as a Chewbacca / Beauty & the Beast mash-up, takes a break Saturday afternoon. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for Seattle Weekly

Sad Chewbacca, and 11 Other Animated Characters at Emerald City Comicon

The 14th annual cavalcade of cosplay was everything we expected it would be.

This weekend marked Seattle’s 14th annual Emerald City Comicon, during which the Washington State Convention Center flooded with a cavalcade of cosplayers. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was there to capture just a sample of the dare-we-say super costumes on display. And, no, Chewbacca isn’t really sad. Just taking a break.


Brian Riendeau, as Nightcrawler.

Amber Brite, dressed as Qunari Inquisitor.

Storm Troopers.

Anna, left, and Melissa, right, take a break between panels and cosplay to catch some rest.

Wendy Lounsbury, dressed as Star Wars character Barriss Offee.

Belle gets a good look at Samurai Hello Kitty backstage during the annual costume/cosplay contest on Saturday night.

Urcela makes a face while listening to another contestant tell a story prior to the annual costume/cosplay contest.

Onslaught flexes his muscles to the crowd during the annual competition.

A woman dressed a Cinderella spins around to unfurl a pristine white dress underneath.

Jason Biser walks down a backstage alley as a male version Kayle from League of Legends.

Contestants line up on stage for the first round of voting.

More in News & Comment

Seattle Congressional Reps Keep Powder Dry On Trump Impeachment

Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith are taking a wait-and-investigate-and-see approach toward the President.

Alaska Airlines Plans to Fly Out of Everett in 2018

A proposed two-gate passenger terminal would allow up to a couple dozen flights a day, but it’s not yet a done deal.

State Lawmakers, Governor to Get a Pay Raise This Fall

And, no, they legally cannot refuse the bump.

County Prosecutor Ready to Defend Safe Drug Sites In Court

Dan Satterberg says his goal is to “get out of the way” of public health professionals.

Relief From Car Tab Fees Runs Into a Legislative Jam

As a legislative inquisition into the taxing scheme for Sound Transit 3 gets under way, a question arises: Did Olympia lawmakers read the fine print?

The Sugar Industry Is No Friend to the Poor

Efforts to paint a proposed soda tax as an attack on low-income Seattleites ignores food history.

20 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Planned for Seattle

The program, launched by ReachNow, is designed to make car-sharing greener and electric cars more accessible.

With Seattle’s ‘Safe Lots’ for RVs All But Gone, Campers Are Creating Their Own

A new, unauthorized homeless camp is trying to get organized.

AG Ferguson Files New Amicus Brief Supporting Transgender Rights

Ferguson and other Democratic attorneys general continue to fight a Trump agenda.

Most Read