Some Of 2016's Best Cosplay Was At Colossalcon

Sandusky, Ohio may not be the first location that leaps to mind when it comes to world-beating cosplay, but every year many of the world's best make the pilgrimage to Kalahari Resort's Colossalcon for one of the biggest cons of the year.

Why Sandusky? Because the Kalahari is a resort with a tropical-themed swimming pool and some beautiful surrounding countryside, which means cosplayers and photographers can get a little crazier than usual. Among thousands of others, photographers Anna Fischer, Dave Yang, Kayhettin Elysiam, Martin Wong, Genia Baida and Mineralblu were there, and you'll see some of their best photos below. Some are from the con's big pool party (complete with cosplayers' custom pool outfits), others are from the rest of the show.

Note: I've only got partial credits for the cosplayers listed here, so if you recognise/are anyone below, let me know and I'll add a credit!

COLOSSALCON 2016

Cosplay by Helena Steele & Devin Panda | Photo by Anna Fischer

Cosplay by Helena Steele & Devin Panda | Photo by Anna Fischer

Photo by Anna Fischer

Cosplay by Stella Chuu | Photo by Dave Yang

Cosplay by Stella Chuu | Photo by Dave Yang

Cosplay by Stella Chuu Photo by Elysiam Entertainment

Photo by Martin Wong

Photo by WhiteDesertSun

Photo by Mineralblu

Photo by Mineralblu

Photo by Mineralblu

Photo by Mineralblu

COLOSSALCON POOL PARTY

Cosplay by Ladee Danger | Photo by Martin Wong

Photo by Martin Wong

Photo by Anna Fischer

Cosplay by Ladee Danger | Photo by Anna Fischer

Photo by Anna Fischer

Photo by Dave Yang

Photo by Dave Yang

Cosplay by Kaybear | Photo by Martin Wong

Photo by Mineralblu

Photo by Mineralblu

Bonus: Here are some videos by Gerwalk Cosplay (Fischer and Flashbang Photography). The first two are a little behind-the-scenes fun for many of the shots you see above, while the third is a showcase video on superstar Stella Chuu.


Comments

    Adding in a note of what character they are would really help. I can only pick Master Yi and what I am guessing are some Overwatch characters.

    I unfortunately can't pick most of these except for what I believe to be the most obvious of cosplays

    I was going to make a somewhat disparaging remark that nobody cares who the cosplayers are just tell us who the characters are.

    But yeah, that :P

    Get off the Hood of that car, scrawny boy.

    Peach and Bowser (Obvs)
    Asuka from Neon Genesis - by STARBUXX
    Gender bent Delsin from Infamous second son
    Lightening from FF13
    alot of LOL and Overwatch

    They're the only ones I can pick.
    no idea about the Mermaids or Disco Furries

    is that a Widowmaker made from thigh highs, a swimsuit and pink goggles? pls say it's not...

    That Tharja cosplay from Fire Emblem Awakening is great. I seriously need to pick up Fates already...

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