7/7/13

Anime Expo: 50,000 convention goers prove ready for their closeup.

Approximately 50,000 people attended the four day Anime Expo (a celebration of all things Japanese Anime) that just ended at LA's Convention Center. And most of them looked like this:

And this:

Also this:
Actually, I'm lying. People dressed in such diverse and creative ways that to imply they all looked the same would be an epic lie. In fact, so bold were the fashion statements on display (most of which were hand sewn and made), that gawkers could be forgiven for not even noticing the unintentional "wardrobe malfunction" that I saw when one young woman's breast became too enthusiastic for her tight-fitting bustier and had to plop right out of the cup.

But, there are some things you can always depend upon.
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A ninja needs his cellphone:

Security must be ensured:

Party poopers try to spoil the fun.

Girls need help with their wings:

And minimalists somehow manage to steal the show.






15 comments:

Ms M said...

What a fun post! Great photos and your excellent commentary.
BTW, what is a Peace Bonding station?

Margaret said...

The peace bonding station is where you have to show security your ninja sword and you might have to listen to a few rules about ninja swords, etc.

Petrea Burchard said...

I've been to a couple of these. There's nothing like an anime con.

Daisy said...

I never heard of this before. It looks like fun! See you at the next one Margaret???

Star said...

Thanks, I learned a few new words, and updated myself, today.

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Peace bonding station! I overlooked that!!! It's priceless. Every school should have one. I was amazed by all the 10-foot-long weapons that people shlepped around the conference (probably hitting other people in the head with it). Thanks for posting such great pictures!

Olga said...

what a fun way to spend time on the weekend. it was a kick to see the pictures.

altadenahiker said...

I have no idea who these characters are, but they're cute.

Desiree said...

Great fun! Can't believe you braved the crowds!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

How do we know that the Holy Rollers weren't COSPLAYING their characters????

Pasadena Adjacent said...

ooooh - I would have loved to attend this show. I've seen a fair amount of anime "Fine" art influenced by the masters and some anime porn (yup, it's out there - this stuff has a dark side to it) but this THIS!!! what fun

Susan Campisi said...

That angel costume is gorgeous. Look at that dress! The woman in blue is very impressive. How did she not melt? Thanks for the fun commentary.

Margaret said...

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Cafe Pasadena said...

Ok, I'm guessing you're the gal in the costume 2nd from the bottom!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a fun post, Margaret. Love the idea of the "Peace Bonding Station" to ensure that prop weapons are simply that. Fun photos too!