What can I say? I love Cosplay, and while I’m not a participator, I love to see what things people can come up with. I am constantly amazed at the time and money people put into their costumes, wigs, weapons, etc. I’ve live in San Francisco and hung with the drag queens and I’ve lived in New Orleans and participated in the madness that is Mardi Gras, but these Cosplay folks put a lot of these to shame. now I’ve seen a lot of costumes in my time ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, but I think this would have to be my pick for the greatest hybrid costumes I have ever seen. Super Pimpin’ Mario hangin’ with his homey, Toad. Oh, and of course, the boa makes the outfit…
This was taken at the Anime Expo 2006 in Anaheim by Pinguino, a reader over at xxgamers.com.
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