To round off our week of posts about Auto Assembly 2015, here are the official photos of me cosplaying as Slipstream, taken by the talented Dean Stead Photography. I’m really happy with how these came out; they’re probably the best shots I’ve seen so far in terms of showing off the costume.
More photos after the cut…
I briefly explained the rationale of my sign in our convention review. It’s a protest against one of the new characters in the Robots in Disguise 2015 cartoon. The Samurai Autobot Drift has two minicon deployers, Jetstorm and Slipstream. They’re both quite fun characters and I think Drift joining the core cast of Bumblebee’s crew has done a lot to improve the show. We should all be used to Hasbro reusing names and re-imagining characters, but I still thought it was possibly a jump too far to go from Slipstream as a purple and teal femme Decepticon Seeker to a red and yellow pint-sized male Autobot. Worst of all, the little red guy has already had more lines and more screen time in RID 2015 than my favourite femme ever got in Transformers Animated!
It was fun to find so many people agreed with my preference of Slipstream! Seeker all the way folks!
I hope you like the pics! Taking her to Auto Assembly did feel like Slipstream’s crowning moment. I’m not retiring the costume quite yet (in a month or two she might be making an appearance at a South West Game store to celebrate the release of the new Transformers Devastation game) but I do feel like I’ve done most of what I wanted to do with this costume now and it’s been a great ride! I will be concentrating on my in-progress Borderlands Dr. Tannis costume in the short term but I’d be lying if I said another robot rig wasn’t on the cards eventually. This stuff is kind of addictive.