|Weapon utility belt designed by Johnson|
Yes. They've worked on their science fiction characters for months, and now it's time to unleash magic and other supernatural powers at Dragon*con where it is believed some 50,000 - 80,000 people will parade in and around downtown Atlanta's Marriott Hotel this weekend.
|Johnson's costume inspiration came from Sega.|
|Johnson's weapon could plague security.|
"One important thing in doing costuming is the art of patience," Johnson said who has won several awards in graphic design. On this project, he managed a team of workers, including his parents, siblings and friends, who helped him complete this year's anime costume down to minute detailing. Stress management is a key to success on such projects.
It's late Friday night, and he's almost finished cutting, molding, painting, and velcroing. All that is left is the parade and the fanfare.
Many participants are expecting to meet parking, security, temperature, and costume discomfort challenges upon arrival. But this event only happens once a year and is more fun than October 31 for those who can buy a ticket or just parade around the hotel lobby for free. Dragon*con ends Monday.
|Johnson fully suited up on the backstreets of Atlanta (Photo by Ayron Johnson)|
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