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I recognize this guy!


Check out the other cosplay photos from Convergence — in particular, the Skepchicks were impressive in their Orange is the New Black outfits.

I didn’t cosplay at all, I’m afraid. I wore my lab coat. Strangely, when I had to make a run for supplies to the nearby Whole Foods, they were giving out goodie bags to all the Convergence attendees in costume — and they gave me one! I was just in my work clothes!

Maybe I should do something next year. The 2015 Convergence theme is dystopias, and our party theme is “The Deep”, featuring ocean decor and flurries of cephalopods…I could probably come up with something at the intersection of those two.


  1. says

    On the other hand, Kyle was at Whole Foods with me, and got the same goodie bag for his effort that I got for throwing on a lab coat, so what’s the point?

  2. Akira MacKenzie says

    I liked the Windigo from Hannibal. I didn’t know that character had a name. I just thought it was one of Will’s “dream” representations of Lector.

  3. anteprepro says

    The Convergence theme is dystopias? I should cosplay as President Rand Paul.

  4. says

    Next year, PZ, you can just take off the human face-mask. It’s not like it really fools anyone anyway. ;p

  5. A. R says

    Naughty PZ! You know you shouldn’t be wearing your lab coat outside of the lab! [Has a distinct look of hypocritical guilt in eyes.]

  6. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    I don’t work with infectious or toxic agents, so it’s ok.

    Hmm….I work at times with Safebridge category 3 compounds. Nope, I wouldn’t take a labcoat from working on those compounds anywhere in public. But I do have a clean one still unopened.

  7. ck says

    I’m always seriously impressed with the amount of effort that so many people put into making costumes and associated props in order to dress up at these things.

  8. says

    You should know better than to run in your lab coat in a shop where food is served. If I did that at our local cafeteria, I would have been out in no time :-) But then, I work at an institute for infection biology, so maybe there is that…

  9. chigau (違う) says

    Thanks, Frank McCormick.
    I now know, with certainty, what my outfit will be if I ever attend one of these.