Why go to a gaming convention when you can go to a gaming convention dressed up as your favorite video game character? Good question.

Today was the first day of PAX East in Boston, and several of our east coast-crew were on hand to cover the show. In between game demos and the Super Exciting Kotaku Panel, they managed to snag some photos of the cosplayers who were walking the show floor. Enjoy:

If you're cosplaying at PAX tomorrow and you see someone from Kotaku walking around with a camera, grab 'em and say hi.

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And to all who cosplay: We salute you. Especially you, Sexy Layton.