July 26th, 2014

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The Nordic Cosplay Championships, 24 and 250714, Linkoping, Sweden

I did not know, until now, about

Cosplay

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until yesterday, when we decided to go to the event at

Campushallen

area of Linkoping University. I thought, on seeing the made-up people, that it was a kind of college event; only on googling about it did I realize that since 1990 or so, it's become an international event. What we saw yesterday (and the parade today, in the totally unusual 31 deg C heat and humidity) was the

Nordic Cosplay Championships


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Here's the

Facebook page


Here are people celebrating the Japanese influence in Cosplay:

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However, I did pics:

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Here

is my album on Facebook

and

here

are PC's excellent photographs! I was inhibited about asking people to pose, but he was not! I did not realize that in contrast with everyday situations, here, people were quite proud to pose in their costumes.