Gallery: The Best Cosplayers of The Escapist Expo 2013

By Published October 05, 2013 at 12:14 am

With the second annual Escapist Expo kicking off today, the doors opened to cosplayers, roleplayers, and gamers in the Durham Marriott Convention Center. The event isn't anything close to the size or scope of industry-incumbent PAX Prime (cosplayer gallery here), but its humble beginnings and strong backing by the Escapist gives me hope for a south-east PAX-equivalent. At least, maybe in the future.

Despite the smaller crowd, we still spotted a number of intricate (and not-so-intricate) cosplays at the show today; you'll find our gallery of day 1 cosplayers below, including the above spot from Deadpool and Link. This gallery will be updated throughout the weekend as more photos are taken. For on-site updates, follow us on twitter and facebook. Continue below to check out some of the best cosplayers from the Escapist Expo 2013!

Photography by Stephen Burke. (Note: If you're a cosplayer featured in one of these photos, post a comment below and we'll email you the hi-res version, free of charge).



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- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on October 05, 2013 at 12:14 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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