PAX East had too much sexiness, almost kicks out Jessica Nigri.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:32 Written by LoganDX Monday, 9 April 2012 07:00
Every year since it started, I’ve lamented my lack of ability to scrounge up the funds necessary to attend either of the PAX conventions. After the news from PAX East, I’m really sad. It seems that the official Juliet Starling, Jessica Nigri, brought too much hotness to PAX with her fairly revealing costumes and was asked to change – twice. The outfit in question was the pink one that shows plenty of skin, enough to get complaints.
The problem came in when Jessica changed back into the original Juliet costume she wore a day prior. That too was out of bounds for the show goers, even though it was good enough just one short day earlier. Instead she was told to tone it down even more or leave and finally changed into a outfit that covered a considerable amount more skin.
Granted, PAX instituted a no booth babes policy to further distinguish itself from other cons but they do allow cosplayers to attend, as long as they are sticking to the source material. Characters like Jessica’s are also allowed as they represent the game itself but they aren’t allowed partial nudity. Not really sure how the first official costume violates that one, that’s the typical amount of flesh one sees on a daily basis and less than what gets displayed on a sunny day.
PAX is right to want to keep the conventions family friendly but let’s be honest here for a moment: they’re showcasing some very mature and gory games there. Games like Lollipop Chainsaw, Assassin’s Creed III, Max Payne 3 and plenty more “M” rated games were on display among the “family friendly setting”. Jessica’s day one costume is the one the titular character wears in game, which plenty of folks got their hands on. Double standard maybe?
What do you geeks think? Sound off in the comments, especially if you attended PAX East.
- Skimpy Outfit Gets Lollipop Chainsaw Cosplayer Asked to Leave PAX [Cosplay] (kotaku.com)
- Assassin’s Creed III Screenshots Leaked from PAX East (bnbgaming.com)