Big Conventions Bring Out The Best Cosplayers

Last week saw the 2012 edition of the Anime Expo, an annual showcase in LA that brings together fans of anime, video games, manga and all kinds of related stuff for four days of panels, merch, socialising and cosplay.

Which brings us neatly to this week's Fancy Pants cosplay gallery.

Photographer Mike Kowalek was there with his camera to take some amazing cosplay pics, which he was kind enough to share with us. You can see some highlights below, but to check out his entire collection, be sure to head to his site's AX 2012 gallery.

WARNING: There are Viewtiful Joe, Porco Rosso, Star Fox and Labyrinth images below that may blow your socks off.

Fancy Pants is a look at the world of cosplay (costume play), where people dress up as their favourite video game characters. Sometimes it works! Sometimes it... yeah.


    Okay that has to be the first time I've seen a Harley Quinn is actually liked the look of from the Arkham game series. Props to the cosplayer.

    My three favourites all at one con. The funny meta costume (3DS), the short guy who wears powered armour anyway (Master Chief) and pandering skimpy nerd girls.

    Nice Goblin King, but face is a bit too young. Labyrinth prequel?

    Porco Rosso? NICE! Also a Motoko with the actual purple eyes is FREAKY.

    Who's the pink haired chick supposed to be?

    Whoever dressed like the Goblin King just won life itself.

    Thats some awesome cosplay, Harley is amazing, I prefer the sluttier look as opposed to the spandex jester outfit.

    This just makes me excited for Supanova

    The awkward moment when the Kitana cosplayer is more buff than the Scorpion cosplayer

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