Sometimes a Cosplay's Power Is What It Doesn't Do

Sometimes a Cosplay's Power Is What It Doesn't Do

These cosplayers defy so many of the negative stereotypes of cosplay: Cosplayers just want attention. We cosplay to wear skimpy clothes. We're just failed models. We're fake geeks ruining fandom for the real geeks.

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I was at Madison Comic Con this year, and one of the top cosplayers was Hiccup. I was in the Bruce Campbell line near him when I heard someone commented that he'd initially wondered how he made such a great prosthetic leg, followed immediately by an "oh". Turns out being an Iraq War veteran has at least one "advantage". I think he got the award for best cosplay of a male protagonist or something.

 

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