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Krakens, cakes, and crews: Unique Our Flag Means Death cosplays from Emerald City Comic Con

The most deep cut costumes at the Our Flag Means Death panel

ECCC '23 cosplay (Chris2)
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The Our Flag Means Death fandom came out to Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con in full force this year, with crowds of Stedes, Blackbeards, and Luciuses. But in between the most popular cosplays were a handful of particularly creative costumes. Deeper cuts, if you will.

We thought it might be cool to have a quick chat with these cosplayers and see why they chose these specific costumes to show off at the Our Flag Means Death panel.

Who or what are you dressed as?

Marie: Stede’s Lighthouse Painting

Why did you choose this costume specifically?

Marie: I like choosing obscure things from the show

Three people in costume
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Who or what are you dressed as?

Ashley: Captain Hornberry

Annie: Skeleton at Spanish Jackies

Celestina: Stede

Why did you choose this costume specifically?

Celestina: [We thought] it would be a fun costume to do, and it’s an iconic photo opportunity

Two people wearing orange and white dresses
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Who or what are you dressed as?

Jo and Gabby: Roach's 40 Orange Glaze Cake

Why did you choose this costume specifically?

Jo: I love how the cake has brought the fandom together

Gabby: I knew Samba would be here. I’m bad at baking but love dressing up.

Woman wearing a red robe and holding a large crocheted cephalopod
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Who or what are you dressed as?

Missa Marmal Stein: The Kraken

Why did you choose this costume specifically?

Missa: I happen to love cephalopods, and I love that they’re a major symbol of the show

Three people in cosplay holding a rainbow flag
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Who or what are you dressed as?

Mayla: Buttons

Moss: The Kraken

Chris: Oluwande

Why did you choose this costume specifically?

Mayla: I love birds

Moss: Depression

Chris: Obsession


Popverse had a wonderful time at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con. Check out everything that we checked out at our Emerald City Comic Con 2023 roundup or read our writeup of the Our Flag Means Death panel here or watch the entire panel yourself.

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