If you've ever been to Hollywood, you've seen them: the low-rent "cosplayers" wandering around the Walk of Fame, stopping constantly for photos with those not put off by their often shabby outfits.

These types are the focus of a collection by LA photographer Nicholas Silberfaden, who wanted to use them as a way to highlight the social and economic slide he feels the country is experiencing at the moment. So he photographed them looking sad.

Sure beats pictures of closed factories.

Impersonators [Nicholas Silberfaden, via Fashionably Geek]