Fan cons often become known for the caliber of cosplayers who attend the convention, and thereby receive more online press when talented cosplayers attend because people love a good picture.
The Cardiff Film and Comic Con is the latest fan con to rise in popularity, mostly due to the fact that a strong contingent of cosplayers have been capturing the attention of cosplay enthusiasts around the world.
This series of amazing portraits by Antti Karppinen serves as a showcase for the talented cosplayers who attended the Cardiff Con, showing off their incredibly detailed costumes without all the background noise.
The cosplayers at Cardiff Con are fully committed to their roles, and without a sea of convention attendees in the background it's much easier to see all the little details they've put into their costumes.
-Via Laughing Squid