Mario Giancini is a professional photographer who until April 2015 had zero contact with the cosplay scene. Not that you’d know it by looking at these sweet photos.

Being a big gamer, and with MegaCon 2015 going down ten minutes away from his house, Giancini went along with his camera and shot the cosplaying attendees. His gallery, in which he also writes about a newfound appreciation for the craft, can be found here.

Here’s a selection of some of the shots. It helps, of course, that these are also some pretty amazing outfits. If you are/know any of these, let me know and I’ll add a credit!

Star-Lord up top is Nick LoCastro.


Cosplay by Kenny Hosey (it's his first ever cosplay!)


Cosplayer: Alexander Gothelf | Costume: Junk Punk