PAX East 2010 Costume Gallery

A gallery of some costumes seen at PAX East 2010, complete with silly captions.

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Gamers traveled from near, far, and I Don’t Know Where That Is On A Map to attend PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, a gaming convention for gamers of all kinds…including the ones that dress up in elaborate costumes to hide the fact that they’re too ashamed of their dorkiness to wear a geeky t-shirt in public. Here’s a modest gallery of a few cosplayers who attended PAX East 2010:

Sadly, just as I was snapping this picture, Heavy Weapons Guy got kicked off the server.
Sadly, just as I was snapping this picture, Heavy Weapons Guy got kicked off the server.
No, you really don't want a hug from Chun-Li.
No, you really don't want a hug from Chun-Li.
PAX East 2010 costumes
From left to right: Elec Man, Not Elec Man, Also Not Elec Man, and Guy Standing a Short Distance From Elec Man. I've really got to play more videogames.

Ah, now this one's for staff writer Michael Gray. Michael, when playing Final Fantasy VI Advance, you're supposed to allow only the one on the right live...not the other way around. FYI.
Ah, now this one's for staff writer Michael Gray. Michael, when playing Final Fantasy VI Advance, you're supposed to allow only the one on the right live...not the other way around. FYI.
The costume is pretty solid, Snake, but I'll be honest...that is not the best cardboard box I've ever seen.
The costume is pretty solid, Snake, but I'll be honest...that is not the best cardboard box I've ever seen.
Look! It's Visas Marr, the Miraluka from Knights of the Old Republic II who served Darth Nihilus and uses the Force to see! And she's standing with...um...uh...is it an Ewok?
Look! It's Visas Marr, the Miraluka from Knights of the Old Republic II who served Darth Nihilus and uses the Force to see! And she's standing with...um...uh...is it an Ewok?
The dude in green doesn't have a letter on his hat! How can I possibly tell which Mario Brother he is?
The dude in green doesn't have a letter on his hat! How can I possibly tell which Mario Brother he is?
Those huge shoulderpads are actually high-quality stereo speakers.
Those huge shoulderpads are actually high-quality stereo speakers.
What!? How were these guys allowed in here?? It's because they know the secret: When someone asks you if you're a videogame character, you say "YES!"
What!? How were these guys allowed in here?? It's because they know the secret: When someone asks you if you're a videogame character, you say "YES!"

If you’ve got more pictures of costumes from PAX East 2010, please e-mail me and I’ll be happy to post them here!

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6 Comments

  1. This is my first time hearing of PAX East. Usually, it’s the ComicCon or the WonderCon. I will put in on my list though.

    Here is one more link to share in the commerical space for Halloween Costumes 2010

    Sometime those vendors get their creativity from these type of shows.

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