Over Labor Day weekend, more than 75 cosplayers at Dragon Con became Internet freedom heroes for real, using their fantastic costumes to highlight how anonymity and privacy are crucial to free expression.
It was all part of Project Secret Identity, a cross-fandom activism campaign organized by EFF, io9, the Southeastern Browncoats, the Harry Potter Alliance, the Baker Street Babes, Wattpad and the Organization for Transformative Works. Even avatars from virtual worlds organized a march online in solidarity.
Choosing just 20 of the best images was a superhuman task in itself, so hop over to ProjectSecretIdentity.org to see the full selection.
Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy
Black Panther and Storm from the Marvel universe
Psylocke from the Marvel Universe
A Clockwork Joker
Jase Robertson from Duck Dynasty
A Giant Jayne's Hat from Firefly
Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy
Pam from Archer
Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand from Game of Thrones
Red Lantern and Green Lantern from the DC universe
Jayne from Firefly
Draconian from Dragon Ball
Charles Zi Brittania from Code Geass
Splicer from Bio Shock
Red Green and Raven from the DC universe
Professor Kai Drakken, Steampunk
HUNK and Lady HUNK from Resident Evil
Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter
A Rococo Punk
Pikachu from Pokémon