I just got back from my first visit to Dragon*Con in Atlanta. I'd rather not get into my impression of the con in general. Instead I'd rather share a few pics of the new cosplay Diana and I put together for all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 panels that were held over the weekend.
I made replicas of the bots Crow & Tom Servo years ago but recently found a few more of the correct & accurate parts they originally made of to help make them dead-on.
To cart them both around I decided to make a scaled-down version of the table they perform behind on the show from their Sci-Fi channel era. I was able to install lights in the bottom just like it was on the show and wheels to cart it around all the tunnels & mazes of hotels we walked through. The bots could still be puppeteered from behind the table for photos.
I then grabbed a green flight suit, a Wisconsin State crest patch, and I was transformed into the most David Tennant-looking Mike Nelson ever to grace the Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt hotels.
Diana toiled away to put together a Mr.B Natural costume from MST3K's most famous short which if you haven't seen yet, do yourself a favor and check it out: [link]
With Diana, as they rif in the short, I had to agree, "Mr. B you're hot!"
A big highlight for me was getting the chance to bring my replica bots & Satellite of Love table to the panels featuring the cast & crew of the show. After one of the panels the show's creator & first host, Joel Hodgson came over to take pictures and talked with me about all the parts he used to make the originals. It really made the con for me, not mention it made all the crazy work it took to finish the table worth it.
I also got to take a photo with the voice of Crow, Bill Corbett who's tongue-in-cheek words to me when I asked him for the honor were, "Sure, which one did I operate again?"
So in all, I had a great time getting my MST3K fandom on. Plus it was a lot less sweaty and hot then wearing the Doctor Who space suit was in the Atalanta heat too!