For the record, I have no problem with the depiction of cosplay as "fun-crazy"-- the photos on the original Daily Beast are almost invariably of wild and crazy people at wild and crazy parties and usually in wild and crazy outfits.
No, my complaint is the suggestion that somehow cosplay is representative of Seattle's own unique craziness, as opposed to something that goes on in pretty much every state in America (not to mention abroad). So, without further ado:
Dear Seattle Metropolitan Magazine,
Cosplay is NOT, in fact, something uniquely Seattleish, much less NARUTO cosplay-- hell, I've seen hobos in Portland wear Naruto headbands! Come on. I'll be honest: I like Seattle's Sakura-Con, but it's not usually where I see the really crazy cosplay. And it's DEFINITELY not where I see the craziest and most chaotic anime fans. (That's a compliment to Sakura's staff, by the way.)
Perhaps instead of using a picture of young cosplayers to depict Seattle's craziness, you should replace it with pictures of the traffic that flows into Seattle on I-5 on a Friday night. Now THAT is crazy.
Pretty ironic that this would come up the week we post the "cosplay" 3-Minute Expert. What say you folks?