Cosplay has been around for a while now within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved and grew into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
These costumes are nothing like what your mom used to make for you on Halloween, they are highly professional individuals who spent a lot of time thinking and perfecting them.
Photographed by Nicole Ciaramella Photography
Cosplayed by Costumed Vigilante, photographed by Sara Young
Cosplayed by Zel COShorse, photographed by Sandra Longa
Cosplayed by Zan