And books too. When Dragoncon says they are multi-genre they mean it. There was quite the variety of groups marching in the parade but these two were major hits with the crowd. Many cosplayers make their own cosplays themselves sometimes taking months or even years and they are all proud to show their work and be photographed. Street photography at this con is pretty easy but one of the rules is yes is yes and no means no! When photographing an individual or a small group anywhere I would always, with a smile, wave and call them by their character name. That would get me a smile and a photo about 99% of the time.
If you watch HBO or have read the books then you know this group was the Game of Thrones cosplayers. I hope that dragon Daenerys was carrying wasn’t too heavy. But when this woman (who shows that you are never too old to cosplay) came by as Olenna with her sign (if you follow the show you know what it means) I and the group of ladies I was sitting with went wild screaming her name and bowing down to her.
Conversely, when this large group of handmaids from the Hulu series Handmaid’s Tale marched into view we were thrilled but also a bit uneasy. When a cosplayer can elicit emotions to the crowds then they have achieved their goal I would say. Now the T-Rex there, I haven’t a clue about what was going on but there were several of them and from what I could gather it seems to be an annual bit. Who knows! But I had one good laugh when I saw two of them trying to fight with their tiny arms. I wish I had photographed that but we were in a camera restricted area at the time.