Gen Con 2012: Friday Costumes

Edited by Neal Sofge

Happy Cosplayers

Some costumes are just about having fun dressing up, like Pikachu here.

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Deadly Serious

And then there's the dark side -- quicker, easier, more seductive.

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Sometimes way more seductive.

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Four-Color Heroes

With all that darkness around, good thing some valiant characters from the funny pages showed up too.

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Fantasyland

After all, this used to be TSR's con...

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Steampunks

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We're big fans of Castle Falkenstein around here, so your editor couldn't resist imagining these people were from New Europa...

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...even if some of them couldn't possibly remember the game's release nearly two decades ago...

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...or if it was a total stretch to put them in this section.

Contrasts

Finally, some vignettes -- heroes and villains together, for reasons we'll likely never know. Is this the beginning of a sinister plan, or are we just full circle to cosplay happiness?

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