Event Date: November 21, 2015
The cosplay community, far and wide, gathered at the inaugural Cosplay Expo, an event sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (the same group that sponsors Anime Expo). With the backdrop of the Japanese Gardens attendees were able to take photographs of their costumes with the beautiful backdrop that was only accessible through permits.
Upon first arriving, I meandered a bit noticing that many cosplayers had their own "personal photographer." I felt a little disheartened until I ran into RianSynnth in her geisha version of the Pokemon Ninetails. We exchanged hugs and I basically hung around her all day taking photos of whomever happened to be around us.
Even though I focused on a small selection of cosplayers, overall, it was an entertaining day, and I can't wait to see how next year's event turns out. In the meanwhile, enjoy these shots of RianSynnth and her friends.
Van Nuys Japanese Garden