I think there was a reasonably good assortment of cosplay this year. I will, however, admit that I started to get a bit weirded out by all of the people running around in the Naruto headbands that were for sale in Artist Alley. If I'd been one of the Naruto cosplayers who actually went all out on my costume, I would have been slightly miffed at so many plainclothes people running about in the headbands pretending they were cosplaying it as well.
But ... that's just me.
Inuyasha, on the other hand, I didn't see too much. I saw enough that I thought it was oddly appropriate that Inuyasha and Gunner Yuna were on the badges. I didn't really get the whole "I will sit for 50 cents" thing ... the cosplayer had to explain it to me. I felt silly, but I'm not much into the show.
I think what was really overkilled for me was the whole Chobits and Gothic Lolita thing. *All* of the costumes were exceedingly well done ... but there were so many of them I kind of had a brain overload and felt fried at seeing the white and black makeup everywhere.
[i]Katsucon; National Harbor, Md.
Con Nooga; Chattanooga, Tenn.
Triad Anime Convention; Greensboro, N.C.
Animazement; Raleigh, N.C.
HeroesCon; Charlotte, N.C.
Dragon*Con; Atlanta, Ga.
NC Comicon; Durham, N.C.