Pandora comes to Plymouth: Borderlands Tannis and Salvador Cosplay at DEVCON

Here you go then, the finished results of our Borderlands Tannis and Salvador costumes, which we wore yesterday to day one of the October DEVCON in Plymouth:

Borderlands cosplay by AddAltMode

Borderlands cosplay by AddAltMode

What do you think of the finished result?

Although this was our third DEVCON it felt like a first for me because previously I’ve always gone either as Arcee or Slipstream so this was the first time I had a costume that actually let me see properly and move freely! It was the also the first event for a long time where B had suited up and cosplayed alongside me. My favourite thing about Borderlands is what a great co-op experience the games provide, so it felt right to be sharing the guntastic Pandoran love as part of a pair! B enjoyed being a Gunzerker although by the end of the day his mouth was hurting from continually pulling Salvador’s manic feral grin everytime someone asked for a photo!

Thanks to our pals Sadie and Maysie for taking the photos. More after the break…

AddAltMode R as Patricia Tannis

AddAltMode R as Patricia Tannis

A Sandtrooper from the Southern Troopers sneaks up on Salvador

A Sandtrooper from the Southern Troopers sneaks up on Salvador

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Nope, spotted!  You can see Salvador’s shield here. I’m particularly happy with how this came out. Given our interests, we couldn’t resist basing our design for this on one particular legendary item…

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Gunzerking! AddAltMode B as Salvador

Gunzerking! AddAltMode B as Salvador

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Salvador must really love Tannis if he let her borrow a gun!

Never trust a crazy doctor

Never trust a crazy doctor

Tannis in more regular mode, as a quest giver

Tannis in more regular mode, as a quest giver

Your quest is to kill that giant bug

Your quest is to kill that giant bug

We befriended a great TF2 sniper, although Tannis didn't want to get too close in case he had a hidden jar of you know what...

We befriended a great TF2 sniper, although Tannis didn’t want to get too close in case he had a hidden jar of you know what…

Always good to see our Pal Exeter Cosplay. He's the nicest guy ever and the only Khorne Berzerker who greets you by demanding a group hug. Don't tell Khorne!

Always good to see our pal Exeter Cosplay. He’s the nicest guy ever and the only Khorne Berzerker who greets you by demanding a group hug. Don’t tell Khorne!

Check out the full media set over on our Facebook page!

We didn’t get many pictures of other cosplayers this time around, but there were some great costumes there. We only attended the first day, the adult cosplay competition was on day 2, so I’d imagine there’ll be even more to admire today. With regards to DEVCON itself, it’s good to see the convention go from strength to strength. The Guildhall was definitely heaving, and the atmosphere was really friendly and fun. It’s also a great to have a venue right in the city centre. Although we couldn’t enter, it seems the cosplay competion is a lot better organised this time around too (which was my main complaint last time) so that’s good. However, now that it’s well established, I hope the organisers will continue to develop the event. The stalls and artist guests do tend to be the same or similar each time and while that fosters a great sense of local community I think there is a danger of DEVCON stagnating longer term. I hardly bought anything this time (one secondhand TFA Sentinel Prime figure) because most of the stock and stalls were things I’d seen before. I know it’s a lot to organise but I’d love to see them introduce some panels or discussion events at DEVCON. It doesn’t necessary have to be Q&A with the guests; even panels discussing cosplay techniques, writing or debating a recent film or TV show could be a lot of fun. It would be nice to see more ways for attendees to get involved at this event in the future.  Just my two penny’s worth…

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6 thoughts on “Pandora comes to Plymouth: Borderlands Tannis and Salvador Cosplay at DEVCON

  1. Your costumes have come out beautifully – Well done to you both. 🙂 Also, that’s a truly awesome Khorne Berzerker… Large cosplays must be so tricky to wander around in!

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    • Thanks! We’re pretty pleased with how these came out (except B forgot to tuck in the front of his T-shirt to show off the skull belt buckle I spent ages making!)

      I’ve helped our Berzerker friend suit up before and it’s really quite a feat. His costume is so amazing but it is amusing watching him trying to navigate doors and stairs and things.

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