going to the mall in cosplay was a middle school cosplay staple. I've gone with a lot of my friends and I've seen other people go too, a lot of people in anime cosplays around halloween. I saw some free! cosplayers at the park when pokemon go! was big and a group of japanese exchange students came up and asked them for a pic lol. You also see a lot of people cosplaying at walmart/resteraunts etc when a con is happening nearby.