Posted at 12:01 PM Sep 02, 2008
By Bonnie Ruberg
One of the staples of any fan event like The Penny Arcade Expo is people dressing up in costumes to imitate their favorite video game and anime characters. This past weekend, cosplayers were out in full force. Some of my favorites included these Katamari girls, this Master Chief, and this sad excuse for a little girl.
While dressing up looks like a lot of fun, I'm never quite sure what the etiquette is with people in costumes. When they look like they're having a good time, I don't mind stopping them for photos, but when they look tired and sweaty I always feel bad convincing them to put their giant foam heads back on and pose. Also, I forget that not only journalists take photos of these guys. It's also normal expo-goers who break out the cameras to document the well-meaning freak show.
Speaking of cosplaying, what do you wear under those suits? 'Cause if it's nothing, I don't want to know.