For April 1, Cosplayers Around The World Had A Convention... In Their Pyjamas

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There haven’t been any cosplay conventions in over a year, which sucks! But when life gives you lemons, you can make lemonade by having a convention from the comfort of your own home. In your PJs, no less.

That was the reasoning behind Pajama Con, aka PJCON2021, an April Fools stunt—complete with website—that pretended to have a global convention of cosplayers hanging out in their pyjamas, but by getting everyone in said attire and having them take photos and video...actually kinda became that anyway?

In addition to the cosplay, the event was also a charity fundraiser for Direct Relief, with participants and onlookers—which now includes you—able to donate from Pajama Con’s site.

Below you’ll find video from the event, put together by Mineralblu, while under that is an enormous gallery of images sent in by cosplayers, with their social media information watermarked on each one.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

For an april fools thing, would have expected them to just be in pjs instead of cosplay characters in pjs. this is more of a non april 1st sort of thing.