Cosplay in Chiang Mai

Traditional dress and sweet too
Lomo project
Snap snap
No smoking alcohol
Thumbs up
Cosplayers in a roleplay
Take one for the team
The sweetest face
And curvy too
Nothing but a hound dog
Kids and their toys
Princess on the floor
Put her in your pocket and take her home
Coming up
Three's company
Wonderful assets
A smile to die for
Pull a pretty face
How many years till you're legal?
Young girls from behind
Death becomes him
You know you're in trouble when the Japanese thought police is out to get you
Looking right
One eye open
Kill or not?
Red and green
Death note
Trouble on the dance floor
Being served
Ready to kill
Showing off
What matters
The heels
Naughty maid
Head scratcher
Young and innocent
Ready to die
Sweet mother of god!
Two girls
The band is playing
Ready to claw
To be shown
A lovely smile

Cosplay, short for costume play and pretty much a Japanese invention, was 'on' in Chiang Mai this weekend. Teens and tweens dressed up as their favorite comic book and video game characters. All very lighthearted, but so many of them were so sweeeeeet.

I didn't recognize any of the characters, except for perhaps the babe with the sword. Final Fantasy, perhaps?

legal snapper

It's a contended issue and finally I've stumbled upon decent information on what is and what is not so much legally allowed in relation to photography in public places. Photojojo wrote an article about it, the information for which they culled from the excellent The Photographer's right.
Granted, these rules apply to the US, but Photojojo also links to similar documents for some other English speaking nations.

Probably the best bit: Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it's technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

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