Cosplay Gallery: L.A. Cosplay Shootout #02 & Nerdbot Media Anniversary BBQ. Griffith Park. Los Angeles, California.
Event Date: July 17, 2016
A couple months back I organized a cosplay meetup and it was a rounding success. People messaged me constantly asking when the next one would be so I decided "THERE SHOULD BE MORE!"
A few days after setting up the second meetup a representative from Nerdbot reached out asking if they could join up and celebrate their anniversary as well. I couldn't resist the chance at having sponsorship, so obviously I accepted.
This allowed me to go out and take some photos of my own. All in all, I'm so happy with the success of this event. It even got L.A. Weekly coverage!
Now I'm even more excited for the third one I'm planning.
HUGE ASS COSPLAY GALLERY: Anime Expo 2016. Los Angeles Convention Center. Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Event Date: July 1-4.
This is Anime Expo. This thing is gonna be big.
The first few shots were from Day 1. I was hired by Myspace to take some photos of cosplayers, so I decided to wander around the convention floor for once and found some people to shoot.
Beyond that I ended up taking photos in a makeshift studio in one of the tunnels outside the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Overall it was an amazing turnout. There was only one MAJOR clusterfuck that will make me lose trust in people, but luckily the community there helped bring back that trust in some ways.
Below the cut are 1306 images from this Fourth of July weekend.
Some images were taken by Carolyn Arredondo while I went to the bathroom or looked for more people to shoot, but for the life of me I couldn't separate them.
Good luck, traveler.