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Tokyo Game show is a crazy place.
It goes without saying that the show floor is constantly flooded with people running around to take a look at the next big thing. It's a sight to behold, which is why I wanted to give you fin...
It goes without saying that Tokyo Game Show lines are some of the longest in the business. Fortunately for me, I managed to snake through them pretty quickly to make my way to the show floor. I can't say the same for my coll...
Name: Yumi Sugimoto Birthdate April 1st, 1989 Hometown: Osaka, Japan Measurements 82/58/85 cm
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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's the second wave of pictures from the annual San Japan Japanese Culture and Anime convention in San Antonio, Texas. Yes, it was still hot and I'm still complaining about since I had mild heatstroke even though I drank a lot of water. Proper hydration is important, kids!
We've got more great cosplay from all the different kinds of cool entertainment that you fans love to love for your viewing pleasure. We have great cosplay like this Uncle Stan from that awesomely mysterious cartoon show Gravity Falls, or this Chris and Jill duo from Resident Evil. That Panty and Stocking cosplay duo in big picture above: Yowza.
I never thought that anyone could top Silent Hill's Pyramid Head cosplay that you occasionally see at a geek convention but this Pyramid Head cosplayer is on stilts while swinging a huge sword and wearing that pyramid head... thing. On his head.
San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and anime convention in San Antonio, Texas celebrates its sixth year of bringing together otaku and other enthusiasts of different fandoms and a lone Japanator agent was there to take some pictures for you, our beloved readers. I do apologize for the lateness, my fictional dog ate my internet connection.
So about a couple of weeks ago, I packed my bags and drove through a hot Texas afternoon braving small roadside grass fires (Did I tell you it was hot?) just to bring you something some pictures of cosplay fun and shenanigans.
This is the first time Japanator has been to San Japan since five years ago in 2008 (That's when ToraDora! came out, yes it's that old now) and it's the first convention I've been to in San Antonio. From all the anime conventions I have been to in Texas, I was surprised to see that the consistently good level of quality of cosplay (I mean look at that Maka cosplay from Soul Eater and that Jack Skellington in the gallery).
While taking a look at the attendants running around surrounding areas of the convention, you can totally see the fans' dedication and passion for their cosplay. Many cosplayers still braved the Texas heat hovering around 100 degrees F in their not-so-summer friendly costumes like this fellow.
Then you get some creative Attack on Titan cosplay like that big one above with Mikasa and Colossal Titan Meeido. Props to the girl who dressed up as Lucky Star's Tsukasa Hiiragi, all I want to say is "HNNNNNNNNNG". Just to make it clear, I think the character is cute and I don't want to do anything with the cosplayer. No Creepo.
Come back tomorrow for more cosplay from San Japan and it will have more sexy!
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As promised, I am here with your cosplay fix from Japan Expo! Unfortunately, I went a bit light on the Saturday photos because of schedule conflicts, but I returned Sunday ready to start snapping away pictures of anyone that I came across.
So here are Sunday's best that I could find out on the show floor. Enjoy!
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