by MIKE CHAIKEN
Fashion can be purely functional. A pair of leggings to feel comfortable. A t-shirt to allow you to take a break from your business attire. A pair of athletic shoes to wear for a vigorous walk or run.
Other times, fashion can be about creating an identity. You can create an aura of glamour. Or you can project yourself as cool and a fashion visionary.
Cosplay veers to the latter. If you attend a con, you create an outfit that allows you to be your favorite hero, supervillain, or anime personalities.
At Comiconn at Foxwoods on June 30, area denizens of the cosplay community exhibited their fashion creations—some were personally crafted, some were carefully procured.
This is what CTFashionMag.com saw in Mashantucket, Conn.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN