Kawaii Kon 2012

Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Saturday Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Friday Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Saturday Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Saturday Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Saturday Kawaii-Kon 2012 - Saturday

The complete photo set can be found on Flickr.

My favorite anime convention was last weekend and although it looked like it might rain, we were quite lucky to not have to deal with anything more than a brief drizzle. The costumes were as bright and creative as ever. If you’ve never been to a Con (anime, sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) the experience is so much different than Halloween. The cosplayers have an attachment to their costumes that the average Halloween-goer does not. Halloween costumes are meant to be disposable whereas most cosplayers will keep their costume from year to year and build onto the costume gradually. Cosplayers identify with their characters and take pride in their handiwork. In a nutshell, one can find a Ghostbuster anywhere but only certain type of person will put in the effort to go beyond an inflatable Proton Pack.