While it’s not unheard of for there to be multiple incarnations of characters within a show’s canon, there is one series where not only does it make sense for many to be walking around in the same area—but it’s actively a part of cosplaying as the character. And that is Rick and Morty.
Now, obviously and of course, it doesn’t matter if there are multiple people dressed as the same character at a con. No one should mind, and it’s part of the fun to meet up with other people who also share a love of a specific character. Various ways of doing the same costume is another form of artistic expression and craftsmanship, after all.
But today I thought I’d give some love to a cosplay choice that is easy to do, inherently inclusive and works within a lot of avenues. Infinite universes mean there are infinite versions of the same two people (or more) and you can work in a backstory for any option, really.
A grandparent with two kids going to a con: that’s two Mortys and a Rick. There’s got to be a universe where there’s two of them, after all. A Morty who is older than a Rick: there are no rules against it. Like in the show, not even the universe is the limit—and that’s not even counting people who want to cosplay as Jerry, Beth, Summer, Birdperson, or anyone else from the show. Rick and Morty is such a creative property that, whether you have the time for a complex cosplay, or are in a rush and just can’t figure what you’ll do as a costume, there are options. A simple blue wig will work.
And that’s not even covering the potential for crossovers and such. Deadpool is a very popular cosplay choice in my experience, but who’s to say there can’t be a Deadpool Rick? Just go wild with it. Have fun. That’s what cosplaying is about, after all.