September 9, 2008

Who Is the Biggest Loser?

I was listening to the SGU this week and they were rehashing their Dragon*Con experiences and of course got to talking about the costumes. Bob mentioned these movie quality Iron Men and there were plenty of other characters that looked like they just stepped off a movie set, especially Star Wars folks like Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Steve joked about a kid in a lame Halloween mask and black t-shirt, wondering why he bothered when there were these pros walking around and Rebecca said she thought the guys in the expensive suits that clearly took many man hours to manufacture were bigger losers in her eyes.

Yes, people go over the top for that stuff and no, that's not why I was there. But I still have to respectfully disagree with Rebecca. The guy in the Boba Fett costume walked into one of the venues and beside me someone shouted, "Boba!" Boba turned and a bunch of us took pictures. For all I know the guy is a night shift manager at a Wings and Weenies. He really could be a total loser. But his costume rocked and for that weekend at least, he was Boba Fett. What's so wrong with that?