San Diego Comic-Con
From a portrait series of strong women at San Diego Comic Con
Christina Mason, of Sacramento, Calif., cosplays as Sailor Pluto. "I grew up in the 90s so it wasn't horrible, but women are now starting to be more represented," said Mason, "it's a lot more focused now on empowerment.... There's still an overreaction whenever you come in to a traditionally male culture, and they lose their mind...it's like you're okay with the magic aspect, but you get to the gender and you can't handle it? Now people are able to fight back more...[and we see more that] gender has no role, it's whoever has the courage to fight that battle."