The North American cosplay calendar kicks off every year with Katsucon, a massive show held every year just outside DC that attracts around 20,000 fans.
That's not how many cosplayers there are, that's just the overall attendance figure, but it can feel like they're one and the same when you look at how much quality cosplay was on show between Feb 16-18.
As usual, most of these pics (and the amazing music video) were taken by Mineralblu, and you can check out more of his stuff at his Facebook page.
In SoulCalibur 6, Ivy Valentine will be as she always was. wrapped in stringy cloth, balloon-breasted, mostly naked. She wields a snake sword that extends into a whip, a dominatrix's weapon that's helped land her in innumerable knock-off porn videos and pin-up images. As one the Soul series' most recognisable fighters, Ivy has always looked like a caricature of a pubescent boy's preposterously-proportioned ideal video game lady.
The collective, vocalised nostalgia for World of Warcraft from "back in the day" was enough to get Blizzard working on a ancient, timeless version of the MMO, smartly named WoW Classic. In a new developer post, the company has revealed the new-old game will be based on patch 1.12, however, the client and server software will use up-to-date code.