When it comes to ‘cons’ in the Netherlands there aren’t many, and not many allow for any kind of cosplaying. There are however a few events out there that allow it, which attract all manner of crazy cosplays.
One of those is Castlefest which started as a music festival and grew to a huge 4 day event with all kinds of activities. I wasn’t in cosplay because I didn’t have time to fix any kind of outfit. But I took pictures.
One thing I noticed was the veritable swarm of middle-aged men happily photographing young women in dresses and other revealing attire. I didn’t take a lot of pictures because I didn’t want to constantly be busy doing that but I managed to ask some amusing and/or impressive cosplayers if I could take their pictures. Along with some other fun shots.