DRAGON*CON Photo Scavenger Hunt 2012

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By George Marston, Newsarama Contributor

Last week marked the 26th annual Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. Dragon*Con is one of the southeast's premier destinations for fans of genre entertainment of all stripes, but it's a little bit different from your average con, however. Rather than focusing on comics, or sci-fi, or any other single genre, Dragon*Con features guests, gear, and entertainment based on everything from comics, to fantasy, to classic television. One other thing that separates Dragon*Con from other major conventions is that Dragon*con is all about the fans.

At the heart of Dragon*Con's fan-focused approach is the emphasis on cosplay and costuming. Professional and amateur costumers, models, and actors come from all over the world to show-off their handiwork, and everyone from casual costumers, to those who truly embody their characters can find a willing audience among the thousands and thousands of fellow cosplayers, and those who come just to observe the wild and impressive fashions on display.

So, with so many costumes spread out over three host hotels, and at least two satellite hotels covering something like five city blocks for five days, it can be a daunting task to keep an eye out for all your favorite characters, or, to even sample everything the con has to offer. With that in mind, Newsarama presents the "Dragon*Con Scavenger Hunt: A Field Guide To Cosplay and Costumes." Here are a few categories of costumes and cosplay to look out for while you're at Dragon*Con. If you can check all of these off your list, you've seen a lot of what's in store on the floor of Dragon*Con!

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