BOSTON—Going to PAX and PA East year after year, the conventions can start to run together in the mind. A lot of the same booths return year after year, many of them with the same games or boothside attractions to try to get attendees to stop in their tracks. Cosplayers tend to congregate around the same few series, to the point where another Final Fantasy or Mario or Zelda costume is practically humdrum (the recent prevalence of Skull Kid costumes from has been interesting, though).
No matter how familiar some of the PAX sights can be, though, there are always a few surprising sights that make us stop and take an appreciative gander while wandering the show floor. Enjoy some such wonders from PAX East 2019 in the above gallery.