When I think "Sandusky, Ohio" you'll forgive me if the first words that come to mind aren't "wet and wild pool party" but that's just what happens every year at Colossalcon, an annual anime convention that takes place at the Kalahari resort. The theme of poolside reverie and "fun in the sun" attitude has made this con a showcase for cosplayers who want to put a playful spin on their favorite characters and this year was no exception.

Finally, a cosplay event where showing a little skin is kind of the point.

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1. Vacation Stormtrooper by JJ Armory Inc.

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photo credit: David Ngo

 

2. Aqautic Reaper by CendrillonCosplay

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photo credit: Martin Wong

 

3. Armored Aquaman by Shawn Webber

colossalcon 2016 cosplay
photo credit: Martin Wong

 

4. Perfect Wario and Waluigi by Jane and Emily Slater of Bangarang Cosplay

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photo credit: ssj3fox

 

5. Pool Party Katarina by Kay Thomas

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photo credit: Martin Wong

 

6. Aku Aku and Uka Uka by (Need an ID on these guys!)

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photo credit: ssj3fox



7. Professional Gamer D.Va by Bindi Cosplay

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photo credit: Dave Yang

 

8. Zero Suit Samus Team-Up by Zadra and Kiki Aran

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photo credit: Eurobeat-Kasumi-Photography

 

9. Mudkip by Byndo Gehk

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photo credit: Mineralblu Photography

 

10. Gandalf, Thorin, and (quickly googles...) GLOIN! by Mythos Creations

colossalcon 2016 cosplay
photo credit: David Ngo