The costumes just kept on coming. It began even before I was at Otakuthon. Today at Atwater market, I saw two pink lolitas walking around with their dainty shoes and enormous dresses. As I approached, there was a pikachu sipping a frappuccino outside, then cosplayers strutting Full Metal Alchemist talking to the characters of Black Butler. I saw the characters from Gintama and Aldnoah Zero and probably a thousand others I don’t know. Sure there are some that dress as video game characters. I even saw Woody from Toy Story. But, by and large, the anime world has its loyal fans and they were swarming all over Otakuthon today.
I meandered about, just trying to absorb some of the energy and sheer joy. It looks like it’s going to be an amazing weekend. Here are some pictures of the cosplayers. Can you identify any of their characters?
Otakuthon takes place until August 9. More information can be found HERE on their website.