September 7th, 2011
03:02 PM ET

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.

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  1. Hetalia Fan

    That England was smexy!!!! Where's his flying-mint bunny?

    September 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  2. Mijan

    You know, there are tens of thousands of costumes at Dragon*Con. Some of those costumes are incredibly detailed, complex, beautiful, intricate, hand-created works of art. Hand-sewn Victorian-style steampunk gowns. Incredible mechanical-type gadgets. Nostalgic re-creations of characters we loved from our childhoods. Shockingly exact recreations of iconic characters from movies and TV shows. Incredible costumes at Dragon*Con...

    And THESE pieces of mediocrity were the best things you could find for your photo-essay? Are you kidding me? GOOD GRIEF.

    September 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • EMP

      I was thinking the same thing. I was at DragonCon this year and saw some really amazing costumes. These don't come close. Good that they're having fun, but come on.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:15 am |