Westercon Cosplay Circa 1980
Need a blast from the past? Than about some cosplay photos from the 1980 Westercon, held in Los Angelas, California:
I was doing a search for “cosplay news” the other day and came upon this io9 article, “Scenes from a Los Angeles scifi convention, 32 years ago”. It was about the photos on a page on The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society’s website. Photos taken by one Dik Daniels at the Westercon held in 1980.
Both cosplay and the average convention photo haven’t changed much since the ’80s, apparently. Well, apart from a drastic increase in store bought costumes these days and less people dressed as characters from novels and off book covers.
Westercon is an, obviously, long-running major science fiction/fantasy convention held in the West Coast. Their tagline is “West Coast Science Fantasy Conference: First contact experiences for western region traveling fans and local fan communities.” Westercon 65, 2012′s event, is scheduled for July 5-8 and will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Washington.