Cosplayers Strike A Pose At Anime Expo: A Photo Gallery

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Correspondent

I am continually impressed by the costumes that I see each year at Anime Expo, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center the first weekend of July. This year was no exception: funny, serious, beautiful, and elaborate designs inspired by homegrown imagination to the familiar famous anime and manga IPs. I saw more girls dressed in their favorite scout from Sailor Moon, just like last year, and surprisingly, a little less of the uniformed soldiers from Attack on Titan. There were also some unique costumes, such as the Brotherhood of Steel soldier and an inspired soldier from the Fallout franchise, a crossover Frozen/Princess Leia, an umbrella-toting gentleman Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro, and an intense young woman archer.

Here are several photos I took in the lobby of Anime Expo on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!

Event photos were taken by Michele Brittany.

Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar and semi-professional photographer and editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (McFarland & Company) as well as the forthcoming book Essays on Space Horror in Films, 1950s – 2000s. Read her reviews and analysis on the spy/espionage and space horror genres via her blogs at Spyfi & Superspies and Space Horror Films. Follow Michele on Twitter: @mcbrittany2014.