(Photo: Kyle Bruggeman / NBC News)
Every year, video game enthusiasts of all sorts converge in Seattle to attend the Penny Arcade Expo. Among the crowd are a special type in costume. These cosplayers, a portmanteau of costume and play, walk the convention floor as onlookers gawk and photograph their elaborate attire. But there are times, collected here in PhotoBlog, when cosplayers pause from strutting the exhibition hall and return to every-day life.