Wizard World Chicago 2008: Photo Gallery Pt. 2 – Costumes

Chris Ullrich

Chris Ullrich is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. In addition to ComicMix, he is a contributor to some of the most popular entertainment sites on the net, including The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW), Download Squad, Cinematical, Comic Book Resources and LAist, where he has served as Technology Editor.

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  1. mike weber says:


  2. Clown says:

    I agree with this 100%

  3. Alan Coil says:

    I saw the 2 young ladies in the last picture. Don't know the characters. The one in brown was leading around the one in pink as if she were a concubine. Lotsa fanboy eyes following that duo.Pictures of Stormtroopers are passe. At the Star Wars panel on Saturday, they marched in a couple Stormtroopers. I thought, "Is that all you've got?" I took a nap. Perhaps to make Stormtroopers pictures more interesting, they should be shown doing adult activities—using the rest room, shooting up, having sex…

  4. Russ Rogers says:

    "Anna Mercury" is being played by BelleChere. She's a theater major, CosPlayer and designs and constructs all her own costumes. And according to her, she was NOT hired by Avatar. In which case, Avatar got a real steal and they NEED to hire her and fly her out for San Diego. I believe the Rogue, third pic from the bottom, is also BelleChere. My guess is Capt. Morgan is her husband. I'm stunned by the detail in her work. Let's see, of the 18 distinct photos here, two are of the same woman in two different costumes. I'd say BelleChere is definitely a highlight of the Convention. Worthy of an interview?

    • BelleChere says:

      Thank you for the kind comment, Russ! That is indeed me as both Anna and Rogue. I had a total blast at Wizard World! I just wanted to correct one little thing – Avatar DID pay for my way out there. I apologize if I was misleading. As a huge fan of the new comic, I met Avatar at NYCC as Anna Mercury and they asked if I would join them for Wiz World. To have the pleasure of meeting Warren Ellis, be at a new convention, and be a character I love – I would have been a fool to say no! So while they were very kind to grant me such an opportunity, I wasn't the typical unknowledgable 'booth babe'. ;)

      • Russ Rogers says:

        You are welcome, BelleChere. Well, the "Anna Mercury" costume was certainly professional quality. Avatar still got a deal if they only paid for your airfare. Next time you should see if they can pay for accommodations and toss in some autographed swag. Negotiate your way up from there.

      • Alan Coil says:

        {{random fanboy mutterings mixed with drool}}

  5. Mike Swanson says:

    The joker is me. i remember seeing captain morgan there.