Many science fiction conventions I attended had a masquerade, but this was the first one where it was called cosplay. In any case, it’s just the rose by another name: costumers go on stage, pose, answer questions about their costumes, and are judged.
Rachael (left) and Anne, the Pink Chocolate Cosplay duo from One Hour Productions, are hosting the cosplay.
Cathy Raymond, a lawyer, costumer, and wife of one of the Linucon guests, open-source personality Eric Raymond, is one of the judges of the Cosplay.
Cosplay competitors Jay Maynard, a. k. a. The Tron Guy, and another cosplayer wait for their turn to go on stage. This time Jay Maynard was dressed as a guard program from Tron.
More Cosplay competitors. Left: a guy (nick)named Proz. Right: person in a death / Nazgul costume (I don’t know their name).
Cosplayer dressed as Death or Nazgul, and Anne (the hostess of cosplay)
A guy that went by nickname Proz, in a costume with six-pack abs
Proz answers questions about his costume from the Cosplay judges
Jay Maynard, a.k.a. The Tron Guy, was one of the cosplay competitors. This time his costume was a guard program from Tron. Like his “trademark” Tron costume for which he is known, this one also had glowing strips. As he presented it on stage, he had the following exchange with Anne, the hostess of cosplay:
Anne: Why do you glow?
Jay: Programs glow.
Anne. No, I mean in the technical sense.
The back of Jay Maynard’s “Guard program from Tron” costume, in which he competed at Cosplay.
Unfortunately, I don’t know this cosplayer’s name, or what her costume was supposed to be. Of course, the name of her costume was announced on stage, but I missed because it didn’t ring a bell.
The same cosplayer as above
I missed the name of this guy and his costume, too.
A guy in a pink wig and angel wings at Linucon 2005 cosplay
Cosplay was capped by two guys performing the D&D Song. I don’t remember their names or their band name. I only remember that it was homage to the archetype of a Dungeons & Dragons-playing nerd. It ended with a line “Virgins till the day we die!”
Anne from Pink Chocolate Cosplay (front), who was leading the cosplay at Linucon 2005, tries to get the audience to join in as the Dungeons and Dragons song is being performed. Behind her are Rachael and an unknown-to-me guy from One Hour Productions.