Cosplay in Ireland? At a first glance that might be restricted to wearing a soccer outfit with a famous name on it, or dressing up like a gangsta … but far from it! The cosplay scene (and for an attempt at a definition see this Cosplay Primer on MediaMedusa) is indeed alive and well on the Emerald Isle. So much so that in November thousands flocked into Dublin’s Croke Park Conference Centre to see, be seen, buy, play, and have fun.
For a full review of Eirtakon, hop over to Ireland Travel at About.com. Here it is all about the images (linked by thumbnails, just click for a larger version) … of cosplayers, naturally. And by-and-by I hope to identify all of those in the images. If you know anybody, or are in the image yourself, give me a shout in the comments!
Row 5 (above) from left to right:
Tymora Freeman-Stannett – Ciara Kavanagh (Saturday’s Child Cosplay) – Edel O’Leary – Emily Neenan (plus Magician) – ?
Row 6 (above) from left to right:
Ades Idelegbagbon – Claire O’Sullivan (Claraxes Cosplay) – ? – ? – ?
Row 8 (above) from left to right:
Chelsea Barry as Jinx from League of Legends (see more of her work at War Panda Cosplay) – ? – Eternally Miku Cosplays – Jessica Checkley (Alchemypuppet Cosplay … her feet were killing her) – ?
Row 9 (above) from left to right:
? – Ana Thiell – Deirdre de Feu (DeeFeu Cosplay) – Julia Vasiljeva – Janella Equiza
Row 10 (above) from left to right:
Bevin Hickey Rimson – Saud Qazi – ? – ? – Ruairi Mcalinden
Row 11 (above) from left to right:
Susan Harding as Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler – Laura Ritsuka Mitchell and Declan Quinn (checking wigs – they can be found on Instagram as heichou_kuin and kitsuneike) – Megan McLaughlin – Luke O’Brien – ?
Row 13 (above) from left to right:
James Breen (again) – Tara Gavigan as Hatsune Miku – ? – Tim Porter – Tymora Freeman-Stannett (again)
Row 15 (above) from left to right:
? – ? – Julia Vasiljeva (again) – ? – Gemma Lee
Row 17 (above) from left to right:
? – Peter Nolan – Ethan Noah Darling (on the right, with unknown young friend) – Chelsea Barry (again) as Princess Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy (see more of her work at War Panda Cosplay) – Jessica Shiels Smith
Row 20 (above) from left to right:
Kyle Kildea and Lee Chambers – ? – Maebh Daly – H.A. – ?