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Anime Midwest recap (post 2 of ?)

Posted on: July 12, 2014

Just joining us? You’ll want to read this post first.

Oh, and if i have misidentified characters, let me know in the comments so I can fix the  captions. Google image search only gets you so far….

Jumping right back into cosplay photos:

The Fairy Tail Meet-Up

The Fairy Tail Meet-Up

Natsu from Fairy Tail

Natsu from Fairy Tail

 

Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito from Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online was another very popular show to cosplay, there were a ton of Kiritos and Asunas running around. Running Around, very hard to photograph.

Blair from Soul Eater. I love her hat!

Blair from Soul Eater. I love her hat!

 

sexy shirtless men? We got those too.  There was flashing purple nipple guys,  the Old Spice guy, this guy from Free:

awww, he's got his jacket on. :(

awww, he’s got his jacket on. :(

 

and this guy:

Can anyone identify who he's cosplaying?

Can anyone identify who he’s cosplaying?

Also, this gentleman makes a very handsome Dante!

Dante from Devil May Cry Video Game

Dante from Devil May Cry Video Game

 

The Final Fantasy franchise has always been popular with cosplayers, not least because you get to make ridiculous weapons!

Vincent from Final Fantasy 7 (i think 7?)

Vincent from Final Fantasy 7 (i think 7?)

 

and speaking of video games,  Cutest Mario Kart EVER!

genius!

genius!

 

Do you know what Vocoloids are? It started as a Japanese voice imitation software, where they sampled a singer’s voice and then midi’d the hell out of it. And well, the entire thing took off like crazy, with video games, and concerts, and cosplay of course!

A bunch of characters from the Sega Vocaloid video game series

A bunch of characters from the Sega Vocaloid video game series

Hatsune Miku is the most famous Vocaloid, and the Con was FULL of girls in long turquoise wigs and black and grey outfits. Hatsune outfits can be purchased readymade, and there were a lot of teen and pre-teen girls in the outfit. This one was one of my favorites:

I love that she put her own spin on it, sort of a Victorian long skirt, but the color scheme and accessories are spot on!

I love that she put her own spin on it, sort of a Victorian long skirt with Lolita Fashion style, and the color scheme and accessories are spot on!

That’s the great thing about Cosplay. You can make the outfit your own.  Keep the color scheme, keep the accessories, and then do what you want.  You are showing your love and appreciation for the character. Want to mix and match? Go for it!

Like this guy:

he's a 1980s Hatsune Miku. He said he was looking for a boombox to carry around, but instead found this speaker inspired satchel. The dials on the satchel moved back and forth!  excellent!

he’s a 1980s Hatsune Miku. He said he was looking for a boombox to carry around, but instead found this speaker inspired satchel. The dials on the satchel moved back and forth! excellent!

 

and these Steampunk Power Rangers!

Steampunk power rangers

I loved this lady cosplaying Miss Monochrome, she was posing with the dance poses for everyone who wanted to take her picture.  Now *that* is some attention to detail!

Miss Monochrome

Took me quite a bit of research, but I finally identified this character as  Mink from Dramatical Murder. Searching “pirate with dreadlocks” got me absolutely nowhere.

Mink from Dramatical Murder

Mink from Dramatical Murder

 

And can someone tell me what the hell Homestuck is?  About half the people under age 15 were in red/orange horns, black t-shirts, and grey bodypaint. Maybe it was the age group, maybe it was the attitude that goes with Homestuck, but I learned pretty quick that if someone was dressed as homestuck, they were probably going to be obnoxiously and usually loudly in everyone else’s way.  Then there was this lady. Everyone wanted to photograph her.

The homestuck lady everyone wanted to photograph.

The homestuck lady everyone wanted to photograph.

 

This trio were dressed as characters from a Music Video they liked. I wish I'd asked them more questions, these costumes are awesome!

This trio were dressed as characters from a Music Video they liked. I wish I’d asked them more questions, these costumes are awesome!

That about does it for my Japanese character inspired cosplay photos.  More pics coming up soon featuring cosplay from  western comic books, video games, and tv shows!

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3 Responses to "Anime Midwest recap (post 2 of ?)"

More great pictures. Cosplayers get my respect for all the love and effort they put into it.

Vincent Valentine is from FF7. He also gets a mention in Crisis Core: FF 7. He also had his own game but that was crappy and best forgotten.

I regularly see Vocaloid cosplayers round my way.

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Once I figured out how to recognize the Vocaloids, I realized they were everywhere. Thanks for the clarification on Vincent Valentine!

The cosplay was definitely the highlight of this convention!

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That guy flexing is from an Anime called One Piece, The character is basically a Were-reindeer that can be a reindeer, or little baby two-leg walking reindeer or a super muscular human reindeer. I suppose he’s probably the last one.

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