The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

Kotaku reader and talented photographer man Mike Kowalek, whose Anime Expo work we showcased a few weeks back, was also at the recent Otakon, held in Baltimore between July 27-29.

Billed as a celebration of "anime, manga, and all facets of Asian pop culture", it's also a great excuse for people to get up to their eyeballs in awesome cosplay, including a ton of great video game outfits.

You can see more of Mike's great photos from the event here. You can even buy some if you see yourself/someone you know/someone who looks awesome.

Otakon 2012: On The Storm's Edge [ELEVENTHPHOTOGRAPH]

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".

Fancy Pants is a look at the world of cosplay (costume play), where people dress up as their favorite video game characters. Sometimes it works! Sometimes it...yeah.

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS

The Amazing Cosplay of an Otaku ConventionS