Once again, I went to Youmacon in Troy, MI at the Hilton. And once again, the convention was awesome. The only problems I saw were the number of people (there was far too many for the size of the hotel, and luckily, the convention is moving to a larger hotel next year) and events were delayed (I assume because of the number of people, though). Overall, though, I had another awesome time.
This year, the pictures were taken on a digital camera I bought originally for school, but used here as well, a Nikon Coolpix L3. Thanks to my little sister, I found out that the camera has a scene option in addition to it's normal picture mode, which actually takes much nicer pictures, even WITH my unsteady hands. So the pictures this year are actually GOOD as opposed to last year (well, in most cases anyways...). All the pictures are scaled by 30% of their original size to fit on the screen better.
Some Pokémon cosplayers, here we have Dawn from Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, and Sabrina from Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Fire Red/Leaf Green. I do think it takes some form of dedication to get so many details of the costumes correct, like the hair and boots for Dawn, and the coat for Sabrina.