GenCon 2011 was a mass of costumes from every area of pop culture. Video games, movies, anime, RPGs, and comic characters brushed shoulders with tens of thousands of attendees.
While there were a few definite trends (Steampunk, Homestuck, schoolgirls, kilts), it was impossible to capture more than a fraction of the awesome cosplayers. Here are some of our favorite costumes from this year.
Chainmail bikini, fantastic for protection!
Check out this the incredible Old Man Link.
There was actually a guy in this Dalek.
Steampunk was just about everywhere this year!
Some Warhammer 40k players, I believe.
Auron from Final Fantasy X
Lion-O, as performed by Bazuka Joe. He was popular with the ladies.
The Devil playing Settlers of Catan
These guys were a bunch of Warhammer 40k inquisitors, who were loudly going around denouncing heretics.