Cosplay is not a new concept, but it has become more normal in the pop culture over the last 5 years or so. Events such as Comic-Con have really pushed geek culture to the forefront and dressing up for fun doesn't just have to be on Halloween anymore. I have some friends here in the Myrtle Beach area who all dress as Disney Princesses for different events. They spend a good bit of their time doing makeup, hair and making sure their costumes are just right for everyone's enjoyment.
Some of the girls have been playing these roles for a long time but a few were heading out for the very first time. As they were finishing up their costumes, I had the opportunity to sit down with them and capture these portraits. We were confined to just a small hallway, but I think they turned out pretty well and the girls loved them!