I recently had to attend an actual cosplay event. The event is known as Cosplay Invasion 3 and was held in Penang Times Square from Mar 22 and 23. I came upon the event by chance. There was a Big Bad Wolf sale in the same area on the day.
It is interesting to see the lengths the participants went through to dress up as their favorite character. I am sure they spent a lot of money to look the part. There were also stores in the location selling souvenirs to visitors. My daughter was with me at the time. We went to the event hall twice. Before going to the book sale and after coming out of the book sale.
My daughter bought a key chain from the cosplay event hall. Here are some of the photos I managed to capture from the event.