Cosplayers: Walking the night in the skin of another, like some kind of Japanophile crossed with Buffalo Bill (ala "Silence of the Lambs"), these sullen creatures of escapism trod about Gaia in a perpetual sulk - fundamentally unfit for membership in human society.
In truth, i've always had an affinity for the cosplay community, while harboring a deep-seated resentment, born from what its more experienced members call "an appalling lack of talent" - one which has found anything more complicated than Hunter S. Thompson/Raoul Duke forever beyond my grasp. Nonetheless, I appreciate the craft, as well as the care that goes into such creations, and have always wanted to give it a proper go. Luckily, this is why we have friends.
Indeed, in the spirit of CONvergence, Minnesota's largest gathering of "all things nerdy" enthusiasts, your humble and obedient servant has gotten into the spirit of the looming frolic. With assistance (as a vast understatement) from local author, fellow videogame enthusiast, experienced cosplayer, and all around best friend extraordinaire Ansley Grams, we decided to take on the role of James and Maria, of Silent Hill 2 fame. Costumes were donned, makeup applied, and creepy basements thoroughly stormed - with photo evidence provided by Fairshadow Photography.
So with that rather winding preamble, enjoy the gallery!