"In the world of cosplay, people don’t generally expect to get into trouble for dressing up as well-known characters like Superman or Spock, even though the legal teams at DC Comics or Paramount could probably crush them like a bug. Unfortunately, the designers of the Marriott’s patterned carpets didn’t get the memo about turning a blind eye to cosplay tributes."
DragonCon, Atlanta’s yearly festival of sci-fi, comics, steampunk and assorted geekery takes place every year at Atlanta’s downtown Marriott. Yearly attendees — and there are many— decided to pay homage to the pychadelic carpet in the hotel lobby. Sadly,this did not end well, thanks to the designer of said carpet who is apparently Still Unclear on the Concept of Cosplay. Too bad. These cosplay designers could have changed his life. Sometimes immitation is the sincerest form of flattery.