With so many conventions on the schedule, they often blur together because they’re so similar. But a few conventions stand apart from the crowd — conventions like Dragon Con, Colossalcon (the one that takes place at a water park), and Holiday Matsuri. The latter takes place in December in Orlando, Florida, and cosplayers bring out their winter best for the event. Not every costume has a holiday spin, but many of them do, and you can see them in the above cosplay music video by MineralBlu. There are lots of red and white Santa inspired modifications, icy touches, and many more creative touches.
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