On May 27-30, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center took place the 2011 edition of FanimeCon, the largest anime convention in Northern California, in which over 16 000 fans could take part in a wide range of activities (varying from different panels, and artists’ alley, to games, music, and parties). Of course, cosplay could not miss from such an event, so the visitors could enjoy the Cosplay Spectacular Masquerade, or Akihabara-style FaniMaid Cafe, which this year celebrated its fifth birthday!
Judging from the participants’ accounts, which appeared almost instantly on the Internet, there were lots of visually attractive and well-made costumes, cheerful cosplayers, and loads of fun. But we’d better let you watch the videos made by our friend, Acksonl, who is also featured in the 3rd issue of Cosplay Gen:
FANIME 2011 FANVIDEO 1-4 [SAME DAY EDIT]
FANIME 2011 FANVIDEO 2-4 [NEXT DAY EDIT]
Also, below there are some photos from the event:
Photos by BKaguya
Photos by Daremoshiranai
Photo credit for the main image: Hikaru Kazushime