Every September, there’s a local anime convention. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. This year the con was Labor Day weekend.
While Registration can get very busy, there are usually some slow periods when I get to people-watch—or, more accurately, cosplay watch. NDK has been the source of many of the most complex and amazing costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s also fun to see how people who don’t have the skills or resources to make huge, complicated costumes manage to make very passable costumes through just small touches or the use of simple skills.
I took some of my spare minutes to grab some pictures while I was working, and I wanted to share them with you so you can see some of the cool things people—especially young people—are doing with cosplay these days. For these folks, sewing is an important skill that they use to pursue their passion.
I don’t always know who people are cosplaying, but when I did, I captioned it. I saved my favorites for last. Enjoy!
That last was my favorite cosplay of the con. I love how she combined the ’40s style with the Sailor Moon look!