Cosplay — I totally did that for my 30th birthday party (I dressed up as Minato from Naruto, my wife was Haruhi Suzumiya). There were roughly 30 cosplayers at my party, but that's nothing compared to this potentially world record beating cosplay event at Melbourne's Federation Square — organisers The Academy Of Interactive Entertainment in Melbourne is hoping for 1000 people to turn up in cosplay!
Attendees can get get a fair amount of free stuff in exchange for their attendance dressed as video game characters — Madman, those wicked purveyors of Anime and Manga, are providing a showbag, and Raptus Games is providing over $1000 worth of games.
It would be awesome to have at least a couple of Kotaku readers involved in breaking a world record!
And fine, here is a pic of me dressed at Minato from Naruto eating birthday cake using my Kunai. Please note: those are not sharingan contact lenses I'm wearing, it's good old fashioned camera red-eye.
I know, hot right?