Anime Expo

My youngest was hanging with her crowd this weekend--her crowd being the estimated 200,000 people who jammed the LA Convention Center to celebrate all things anime. Think Comic Con but Japanese-animation themed, more girls, and a generally pretty sweet-seeming crowd.

The die hards dress up, and when my girl jumps into something, she jumps in big. It was a four day event, and she had three outfits, which she coordinated with her best friend since kindergarten. They were a marvel to behold.

You should know that at Anime Expo people do not feel limited by Japanese animation and that there is a lot of gender bending. Day one: Fem Dr. Whos. That's the tenth Dr on the left and the eleventh one on the right.

Day two: Fem Dean from the horror show Supernatural.

Days three and four: Fem Russia and Fem America from the Internet web series Hetalia.

These are wondrous days, people. Wondrous days.


Petrea Burchard said...

Indeed they are! I love the anime crowds; they are very accepting of each other from what I've seen, very open and kind.

Cathy Perlmutter said...

I still think Mary's spectacular third costume looks like the Poodle Pope.

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Olga Hebert said...

Always good to get an advance on the fads that will eventually work their way back east.

Desiree said...

This is such fun!

Ms M said...

What fun!