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5:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Anime Expo is hosting a Black Friday sweepstakes

If you're hoping to score some four-day passes to Anime Expo on the cheap, while helping out some people in need, you're in luck. Starting Friday through December 2nd, Anime Expo is having a small Black Friday sale and sweeps...

Tim Sheehy

6:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Director Masahiro Ando joins Otakon Vegas

In what I'd deem a refreshing change of pace, Otakon Vegas have just announced that famed animation director Masahiro Ando will be joining the list of guests for this year's inaugural convention, set to take place in Las Vega...

Tim Sheehy

6:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Otakon Vegas adds musical guest Sayaka Sasaki

Otakon Vegas have announced the first musical guest for their Las Vegas debut this January -- singer and pop idol Sayaka Sasaki. If you're wondering who that is, I wouldn't be too surprised. Sasaki is perhaps best known ...

Tim Sheehy

9:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Otakon Vegas announces Fred Schodt as guest

This will be a big year for Otakon, as they test the waters for Otakon Vegas -- they need to roll out guest announcements early in order to try and draw people for the weekend before Consumer Electronics Show and the Adult En...

Brad Rice

5:00 PM on 10.14.2013

Video: 40 minutes of Dragon Con cosplay

The folks at Beat Down Boogie threw together a lengthy montage of cosplay from Dragon Con 2013 with nearly 40 minutes of footage, and while the convention lends itself to the Western market, there are a few anime cosplayers ...

Tim Sheehy

4:00 PM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Sentai licenses Beyond the Boundary

With plenty of news filtering out of New York Comic Con today, Sentai Filmworks have announced they've acquired the license to distribute Beyond the Boundary for home video release. Our own Karen Mead is curren...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 AM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Cosplays

New York Comic Con 2013 is underway. Building on prior years, Thursday is now a full day for a lot of the vendors and events at the con, and the crowd is out in force. Compared to last year even, the exhibit hall floors are w...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 10.10.2013

Tokyo Anime Fair joins with ACE to form AnimeJapan

Here's a big bit of con news from over in Japan: rival conventions Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo have decided to merge, creating a new and more powerful con: AnimeJapan. The show will take place March...

Brad Rice

4:30 PM on 10.09.2013

Never Fear: Viz to give out free stuff at NYCC

New York Comic Con starts tomorrow, and that's...maybe not as it exciting as it could be? Back in the day, we had our very own New York Anime Fest. But then NYAF merged with NYCC; then NYAF disappeared entirely, but there was...

Karen Mead

9:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 2

Here's a second helping of cosplay from Anime Weekend Atlanta, courtesy of Beat Down Boogie (the first video is here). There was quite a lot of amazing cosplay at AWA, and it makes me sad I wasn't there! ...

Ben Huber

4:30 PM on 10.08.2013

Video: Epic cosplay from AWA 2013 part 1

The folks at Beat Down Boogie have released their latest "Epic Cosplay" videos. The videos were filmed during Anime West Atlanta 2013 late last month. You can catch the first of the two parts above, and we'll have the second...

Tim Sheehy

San Japan 2013: Cosplay Gallery Part 3 of 3 photo
San Japan 2013: Cosplay Gallery Part 3 of 3
by Red Veron

San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and Anime Convention in the city of San Antonio, Texas, celebrates its sixth year with the alliterative subtitle "Sinister Six". If there's anything we love here at Japanator, it's alliteration. A lot.

Now here are the last of the cosplay pictures I took with my new not-so-terrible point-and-shoot camera at this year's San Japan convention. I had fun at the convention seeing cosplay I haven't seen before at other cons outside of my native Houston. I love the passion and creativity that cosplayers put into something that tangible and can be appreciated by other like-minded enthusiasts like myself.

First of all, DAT ELIZABETH COSPLAY. We have cosplay of Elizabeth, the mysterious alien duck creature thing (or really bad costume in the show's fiction), from the hilarious Gintama. Just like the character in the show, it looks like it was made from a white bed sheet which makes it all the more accurate. Here's another one of Elizabeth and Kagura.

Normally, I would get a bit put off by minor details in cosplay, like hair color, but this Sheik cosplayer from Legend of Zelda did her costume so well that I am willing to stop being a whiny perfectionist for a second. Also, those eyes. They're beautiful.

Another amazingly detailed video game cosplay is a cordyceps fungi infected zombie from the apocalyptic survival cinematic game The Last of Us. It looks so good and creepily realistic, just like how cordyceps fungi being a real thing that turns ants into mindless zombies. It's only a matter of time until cordyceps fungi jumps species and gets us humans. Fortunately for us when that time comes, we have the Black Ranger from the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers to protect us from fungus zombies.

On the topic of zombie-related things, we have a short but still terrifying Nemesis cosplayer from the game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Check out the previous gallery's Jill and Chris cosplay if you want more Resident Evil.

One thing about I love about these conventions is when people show off what they love. These guys rolled in awesome viking gear costumes and they totally pulled it off.

Here are some great cosplay from Black Butler, Drossel Keinz and Ciel Phantomhive. Also check out the Ciel cosplayer's other cosplay of Madoka Kaname from Madoka Magica. I think I may have creeped her out when I told her I liked her cosplay. Sorry.

Last one goes out to the cool Lara Croft cosplayer with the crazy and funny Spiderman(s), who were featured in a previous gallery. Y'all are rad.

Thanks for looking at my pictures and expect more from the future, I promise I won't be as lazy and move somewhere with functional internet.

Also check out the other parts of this gallery:

San Japan 2013: Cosplay Gallery Part 1 of 3

San Japan 2013: Cosplay Gallery Part 2 0f 3

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