Someone could play a very dangerous game of taking a shot every time they see a Harley Quinn, Slave Leia, or Doctor Who character being cosplayed at a convention. I only recommend that for people who are fans of ER trips and having memory gaps though.
Joking, of course. I actually get a cool buzz from seeing popular favorites that I enjoy and recognizing some of my beloved lesser-known characters, but even more than that, I appreciate being introduced to new fandoms through some crazy outfit or a whole subculture of costuming that I didn’t even know existed. So this year at Dragon Con, a Georgia nerd culture convention that began in 1987, a close friend convinced me to take a special look at all of the alternative cosplay options instead of just posing for pics with another group of Ninja Turtles or dollar store Star Trek captains.