Comics are thrown. But it looks like they’re mostly from the 99 cent bin, which soothes my bibliomanic soul a bit.
(The feminist-sounding bit is actually a pushback against certain sad guys impugning the fannish credentials of women who cosplay and don’t look nerdy enough. I know, it’s a culture-shock to let the rest of the world play in our clubhouses, but sheesh.)
(However, as a reality check for those who do not frequent comic shops, it is unlikely in real life that you will see cosplayers at comic shops in costume — unless they work there. Possible, but unlikely.)