Cosplay at Colossalcon Is Different Than Anywhere Else
For the most part, conventions are quite similar. Even if the focus of a con is different, you can usually find an exhibit hall, autograph and photo opportunities, and panels. Location can make a big difference though, and in the case of Colossalcon, it makes all the difference in the world. Colossalcon takes place at a water park. For one weekend each summer, Colossalcon invades Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, and the environment means cosplay pictures like you won’t see anywhere else. It’s not about crowded convention halls and breezeways, it’s about mermaids playing in water, bathing suit versions of every costume you can imagine, water gun fights, and lots of sunshine. Also, there is a baby tiger.
Beat Down Boogie documented the costumes from the three day event in the above cosplay video. It has a tiny bit of a cosplay gone wild vibe but shows off how the locale makes for a cosplay experience unlike any other.