For the second year in a row, Cosplayers Getting Coffee attended Katsucon and kept the cameras rolling all weekend. In a special 12-minute episode from the con, 16 cosplayers sit down in pairs to chat over coffee.

The duos put their fandom knowledge to the test, discussing who they’d love to sidekick for, attempting to describe Kingdom Hearts in 10 seconds or less, and more.

Check out the full video here, and all 16 amazing cosplayers below.

In this jam-packed episode, fans meet Esther (@estherjc23) cosplaying as a gender-bent Lancer of Red (aka Karna) from Fate/Apocrypha anime, complete with incredibly detailed jewelry, a cape, and armor.

 

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Esther chats with Vanessa (@catsonmycosplay), who looks ready to take flight in her feathery Sorceress of Grayskull (He-man) cosplay.

 

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Sporting an out-of-this-world wig, Ollie (@ollie.opm) cosplays as Dandy from the series Space Dandy. His 10-second explanation of Resident Evil takes 30 seconds, but that’s okay since it’s a good one.

 

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Cassidy (@cosiopeia) takes on Ann Takamaki’s phantom thief outfit from the Megami Tensei game Persona 5  — complete with the red latex catsuit and cat mask (pushed back for easier conversation, of course).

 

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Jamal (@jamal_johns) came to the table in full armor, cosplaying as Antiquated Abyss from Final Fantasy XIV. He even wore special cloudy contacts to complete the look.

 

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Lynn (@lynnunlimited) has a bit of trouble picking up her mug, thanks to the clawed gloves she wears as part of her incredibly detailed Alexstrasza (World of Warcraft) cosplay.

 

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Kathy (@greygoosery) quite literally glows as Aoandon, a character from the mobile game Onmyoji. She completes her look with matching light blue hair and lips.

 

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Her coffee partner, Will (@willcharmingcosplay) also pulls from the video game world, cosplaying as Tracer from Overwatch. At Katsucon, Will also cosplayed as Shazam.

 

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One of the pairings was a match made in Berk. Lea (@kapppz) dons a spiked skirt and furry leg warmers to cosplay as Astrid from the How to Train Your Dragon films, while Alec (@acrow59)  wore Hiccup’s full dragon battle armor from the new How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World. 

 

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Johanna (@jofatecosplay) is on fire in her Tyrande-inspired Flareon (Pokémon) cosplay, complete with fiery red hair and insanely detailed, hand-made details. (Check out the behind-the-scenes process in this cool Instagram story.)

 

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Tamara (@afroqween_cosplay) goes all-in and all-green, cosplaying as Oola from Return of the Jedi and sporting flawless makeup.

 

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Paul (@paul_might) channels Lemillion — Mirio Togata’s hero persona from My Hero Academia — for his cosplay, sporting a blonde wig, cape, and the iconic 100000 across his chest.

 

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Never look back, darling, it only distracts from the now, and from Rebecca (@r2_cosplay)‘s cosplay as Edna Mode from The Incredibles. She fully channels the super-designer, from round glasses to blunt black bob. She also gives the perfect answer — Jack Jack — when asked who she’d sidekick for.

 

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Mary Kate (@mk_cosplays) looks killer in her Poison Ivy cosplay, featuring an amazing headpiece decorated with roses.

 

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Last, but certainly not least, Maeve (@meevist) sported an intricately-decorated hat and braid, cosplaying as Lup from The Adventure Zone. 

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