You can dress up in costume as your favorite cartoon character or video game character, and pretend to be that character. Masks were not an issue, however, as many fans dress up for the occasion, donning their best cosplay costumes – and this year, they went all out. Live Science: What’s the most satisfying part about doing cosplay? Penny Lane Cosplay:. Each of the characters is very much us! Smoke and Honey Cosplay: We had so much fun running around the con being evil, capes whooshing in the wind.