A friend and I went to a large cosplay related gathering last weekend. It was located at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
Overall, the meetup went well. We had quite a few hours to take photos and enjoy what the location had to offer. There were some issues toward the end, but that related to what one would expect from Chicago and how they treat a large group of people with many in costume. I’m not fond of Chicago and their policies related to photographers, so it is better I don’t get into ranting mode and will leave it at that. The weather was somewhat drab and cold, but not bad enough to hinder anything. Actually, the overcast clouds are good for photography because you can avoid having harsh contrast you would expect to get in the middle of the day this time of year.
My camera gear consisted of:
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Nikon SB-800 flash
I did have two wireless flash triggers with me but didn’t end up using them. Even with a super simple setup, I think I was able to get a few unique and interesting photos out of the event.