Tech Know Cosplay: designing game character costumes
Dressing as a video game character is one way fans turn an often solitary pastime into a social occasion.
Many cosplayers, as they are known, have gathered outside stores for the latest release of World of Warcraft, one of the most popular games on the market.
Donning dwarf, elf and troll costumes, gamers braved sub-zero temperatures to get their hands on the Cataclysm expansion.
As Ellie Gibson found out, there can also be a serious element to the hobby, with some people treating the art as a way to build a living.