Great impressive show and I am truly enjoying the cosplay and friends meet up for the "Anime Midwest" 2013 show, looking forward to next year too. Maybe I can finally know how to say all the characters names right, but I find some familiar faces in the crowds to, it's fun for any groups and fans.
Cosplay - short for "costume play", is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.