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]

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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.