The History of Cosplay

In our very first podcast we tackle and try to untangle the history of cosplay and the history of the word cosplay. Who was the first person to dress up in a sci-fi costume? Who first invented the word cosplay? When did people first start cosplaying in Japan? We answer all these questions and more. Both in video version on You Tube and available for download on SoundCloud (and soon:…

Hanadoki Con 2017: A Gallery

Hanadoki Con 2017 took place April 14-16 in San Diego, CA!  We got to visit the Mochi Maid Cafe, attend a traditional Urasenke Tea Ceremony, enjoy a performance by Infinite Combo and of course take in all the fun cosplay! For the full gallery please visit our official Facebook or Flickr

The Official Sailor Moon Fan Club Is Now International

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the original animated Sailor Moon tv series (the 26th anniversary of the manga) and Naoko Takeuchi and Skiyaki are giving us plenty of things to celebrate!  A new live action musical this fall, the announcement of a sequel tv series to Sailor Moon Crystal, official Sailor Moon makeup by Shiseido a new app available both through Itunes and Google Play and now the…

Anime Los Angeles, Come Party With The Thousands of Friends You're About To Meet

A visit to Animé Los Angeles at the Ontario Convention Center will set you at an event where the person out of costume is in the minority and the entire place feels like a friendly party! Anime Los Angeles definitely has one of the highest per capita of people in costumes that I think I have ever seen at a convention.   Before you have even entered there is a crowd…

Anime Impulse Car Shows, Fashion Shows, Concerts, Oh My!

Anime Impulse takes place during the much larger and older event Asian American Expo at the fairgrounds in Pomona, California, but that doesn’t mean that this new anime event should be overlooked.  In fact you should add it to your list of ‘new events to keep an eye on’. Being held at a fairground instead of a convention center gives them a unique feel and, I’m sure, unique challenges.  Food…

Pacific Media Expo 2016 [A Gallery]

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Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 [A Gallery]

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Anime Los Angeles 2016: A Gallery

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Cos-Losseum A Mini Con With Big Dreams and a Big Heart

Cos-Losseum is a new convention taking place in San Diego, CA this weekend (Jan 23-24).  With a limited amount of tickets on sale it’s likely to sell out with the popularity of Cosplay and Comic Conventions. We had a chance to ask one of it’s founders, Don Posey, a few questions about this new “mini-con”. Cos-Losseum is made up of 2 words Cosplay and Colosseum.  “I wanted a title that…