Gamer Gaia Editor Eric Pederson spent the day chronically the best Phoenix Comicon cosplay artists and compiling them into one easy to read article. He writes,
I for one have never really understood the whole cosplay culture and the intrigue behind it. However, after spending four days completely immersed in their world, I can confidently say that I am beginning to understand. Some of the costumes that I say at the Phoenix Comic went beyond merely "dressing up". For the time being, these people actually became the characters they were portraying and very rarely did I see anyone break character. Cosplay is a very real and very alive culture.