Even though DragonCon is not specifically an anime convention, anime-related cosplay has a nice-sized presence there. They have pulled in some Funimation folks there as well. But if you’ve ever tried to get a hotel room there…this is how we all feel:
Now as for my cosplay friends, I think many of them are still flattered when someone stops them for a pic. I also think most them don’t mind being “directed”. That is, they actually prefer when a photographer asks if they pose a particular way. It usually makes them feel a more comfortable, since the photog seems to know what he’s doing. But then you have those photographers that ask for poses that a bit…well, to put it lightly…creepy as fuck.
Yeah, don’t be that guy photogs.