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“Some characters are the food itself (Anpan Man) and many others promote a lot of the foreign products we sell here at the store, so it makes sense that we should be more involved in the Cosplay scene,” says assistant store director Huch. “If the turn out is good for this meet up, there will be more to follow.”
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Stalking prey for the next meal, this creature from the Dark Crystal movie shocked more than a few old ladies at the store this day.
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Most Coplayers came dressed in their favorite characters from Manga series such as Attack on Titan and Pokemon. The Japanese Manga style of comic books first started being translated into English in the 1980’s, and have since gone on to become a multi-billion dollar industry.
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For when you need some shade.
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Hello, Kitty. Do you know where we can find Pocky Sticks?
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Events for the day included a costume contest with over 40 participants dressed up as everything from Jedi Knights to wizards.
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And, of course, the odd Minion from Despicable Me.
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Adorable three-year-olds didn’t stop the contest from getting a bit heated at times…
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But, in the end, another winner prevailed.
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