“Days of the Dead: Atlanta” (2017): The Costume Contest Scares Up a Scream

Doc Rotten (Horror News Radio) and Christopher G. Moore (Decades of Horror: 1980’s and Knob Goblins) attended the Days of the Dead Atlanta horror convention in Georgia this past February 3-5, 2017 for Gruesome Magazine. The convention was a blast – as can always be expected from the team behind the Days of the Dead conventions. One of the highlights of the weekend was the costume contest held Saturday afternoon. The costume contest is a long-time staple of horror conventions, the scale of costumes that appear at the contests continues to grow as the popularity of cosplay explodes into pop culture lexicon.

Doc sat down to enjoy the festivities, joined by HNR fans David and Jennifer Maynor while Christopher G. Moore entered the contest dressed as his popular cosplay Doctor Stranger Things. On stage, fan-favorite Jason Voorhees actor Kane Hodder led the judges panel. Larry Lutze as The Ice Cream Man moderated the event. Two groups of costumed horror fans traversed across the stage: kids in one group, adults in another. The costumes included Freddy, Jason, Michael, and Leatherface as well as Sam from Trick’r’Treat, The Babadook, and critters from Silent Hill. Baby Firefly stirred up some trouble and an elaborate Spider-lady made a huge impression. The judges picked their winners and a number of vendors from the show (and other previous shows) lined the winners’ purses with a variety of impressive goodies and samplings.

Here is a number of photos of the costumes Days of the Dead: Atlanta had to offer:

more photos coming soon…

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.