It's really refreshing to see photos that put the "play" into "cosplay." And photographer Michael Smith at Emerald Coast Cosplay does a fantastic job of capturing the playfulness and silliness of cosplay. His photos from SukoshiCON Destin and some other recent conventions are just bursting with personality.

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Speaking to the Destin Log, a local newspaper, Smith said, "I love the fact of combining cosplay and photography; two completely different forms and creating one brand new art form." Check out some of our favorites from his recent images below, and check out a ton more over at Emerald Coast Cosplay.

Yoko cosplaying as Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Yoko cosplaying as Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Yoko cosplaying as Shampoo from Ranma 1/2.