The anime convention Anime Expo was held in Los Angeles from July 1 to 4, and not only did the event bring in a plenitude of famous guests, but a horde of amazing cosplayers also attended. Here’s our first gallery showcasing the best cosplay we saw at Anime Expo:
Panty and Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
Wang Yuanji, Yueying, Lianshi, and Sun Shangxiang from the Dynasty Warriors series.
Nana and Takumi from Nana.
Tomoe and Nanami from Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita).
A barrage of Umaru-chan cosplayers.
Eli, Nico, Umi, and Nozomi from Love Live! School Idol Project.
A female Shizuo from Durarara!!.
A Shimakaze cosplayer from Kantai Collection with a decorated itasha car.
Nausicaä from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind with an Ohm plushie that doubles as a backpack.
A Chrollo and two Kurapika cosplayers from Hunter x Hunter.
A double Ghibli cosplay with Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service and Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle.
A family of Street Fighter cosplayers… and one manly Ryu.
One VERY manly Ryu.
Mao from Tales of Rebirth.
Tetra and her pirate buddy Gonzo from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Crocodile from One Piece.
Deadpool with a gun. What more is there to say?
A sleazy-looking Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
An amazing Rachnera and Papi from Monster Musume.
Laphicet from Tales of Berseria, Cheria from Tales of Graces, Edna and Rose from Tales of Zestiria, and Mieu from Tales of the Abyss.
Patty, Liz, and a female Death the Kid from Soul Eater.
Freyja from Macross Delta.
The giant from Castle in the Sky.
Kunoichi and Nene from the Samurai Warriors series.
Female Frieza and Cell from Dragon Ball Z.
Creamy Mami’s titular character.
A lovey-dovey Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon.