It started off with a ridiculously long line:
That was only a tiny taste of the number of people on the sidewalk...way, way down from where the actual event was....
But even standing in line can be fun with friends:
That's Beastie 2 and her buddy. Notice the waters--those were SO necessary. It was freaking hot outside! I was blown away by how many people stood in this line in this heat in full costume. At least Beastie's was cool. BTW, notice that it is classic Wonder Woman. A vendor actually gave her a free WW flashlight because he thought that was so cool of her :).
Beastie 1 wore just the basics in line, then when we got inside we finished suiting him up:
Speaking of pictures, this is one of Beastie 1's friends who couldn't take five steps without being asked for photos:
His dad worked about 5-6 hours every day, for over a month on this costume. It was awesome. The front opened up with the push of a button, and there was a voice box inside, and fans to keep him cool.
Here's the whole group of boys we went with:
From left to right, that would be Pit from Kid Icarus, Soundwave, Megaman, and Link from Legend of Zelda.
Yes, there were actually other people there and I did take pics--if you want to see them all, check out my Facebook album. (It's public, so if you're not on FB or we're not friends there, you can still see it.)
So, now....time to figure out what we're going to be next time!