East coast Anime is hot, charged and on fleek! Check out Katsukon 2016 and it’s incredible cosplay action in these shots, snaps and pics from the convention. So much awesome was in and around Washington DC and the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center this weekend, it was almost like being in Yokohama or Tokyo during an Anime con.
Superb armor, incred props and spot on accurate costumed characters roamed the halls, posed in corridors and headed for the elaborately decorated atrium where food, fun and frivolity was rampant. No one genre was overly represented, it was a healthy spread evenly within the costume choices. In some areas DC, Marvel, gaming or anime/manga take the majority but here it was even Steven (Universe that is).
Even a little tiny mass evacuation due to a fire alarm didn’t hinder spirits, cramp styles or cause anyone to miss a beat during the con. Armor clad attendees exited the building as quietly as the Pokemon and Sailor Moons did. When the all clear sounded, the mass influx of freezing bodies found energy to clap and cheer as hundreds of them passed the exiting firemen who bravely ran in to assist but left walking as no fire was found…thanks guys!!!
Another amazing year at Katsucon has come and gone and it’s suggested if you can make it next year – DO IT! It’s fun, there are tons of amazing cosplay and it’s not too expensive if you bring buddies and plan ahead.
All pictures below courtesy of comicbooked.com
and their resident photographer.