PAX East 2017 took place over the weekend, and though the convention is heavily focused on gaming, cosplayers of all sorts were in attendance. Star Wars characters wielded lightsabers along with Links from Legend of Zelda carrying Hylian shields. IGN captured dozens of costumes while wandering the convention floor — including a creative take on Mario from Super Mario Bros. featuring a dress with LED features. The above video showcases a variety of costumes, while the ones below focus on Overwatch and Mario.
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