Everything starts with the beauty of the fixed 25-400mm zoom lens. Over and over again I found myself lured to the eyes of so many of DragonCon's "characters". Contact lens technology, along with incredible role playing made each attendee in costume that much more real.
This group of knights in the 4K video below were from Medieval Times. They were on horseback and stopped every few hundred yards for a sword fight. It couldn't be more staged or hokey, but that's the fun of Dragon Con. In spite of the fun of their battling it out in the streets, I love the fact that somebody has to hold the horse and somebody else has clean up duty. Note the "medieval" shovel!