Just a little while ago I was standing at the Los Angeles Convention Center taking a ton of pictures at this year’s Anime Expo. While the Expo used to be held in Anaheim, the convention moved to downtown L.A. last year to try and accommodate more people. And based on the crowds today, they’ve succeeded, as everywhere I went was crowded and all the food vendors had long lines.
At any rate, while I’ve attended many conventions, the thing that really impresses me about Anime Expo is the level of fan participation. A huge percentage of the crowd is dressed up including the dealers! While Comic-Con may have more attendees, Anime Expo beats it in terms of costumes per person. Anyway, I went to today’s Expo to take pictures of people in costume. If you thought last year’s picture article was good, today’s is going to blow you away as I’ve got 90 something images and some of the costumes are amazing. Hit the jump to take a look:
Note: The images are in the order I snapped them. Also, click on any picture for a high resolution version. For more info on Anime Expo, here’s the website. It’s open through tomorrow night.