Cosplay at Dragon*Con

Dragon*Con is about sci-fi and fantasy, not predominantly about anime and gaming. But the cosplayers present at the annual Labor Day con were easy to recognize. From Sesshomaru to Executive Koala, cosplayers drew crowds of picture-snappers.

To be clear, by "cosplayer" we mean people who dress up like characters from Japanese manga, anime and games. Many cosplayers make this distinction between cosplay and costuming - which they define as dressing up as characters from American comic books, movies and literature.