It’s that time of year again, when thousands of colorfully-dressed fans of anime and East Asian culture flock to Baltimore’s Convention Center. This photo shoot highlights some of the best costumes seen at Otakon Friday.
With Otakon – the massive celebration of East Asian pop culture held at the Baltimore Convention Center – now in its 20th year, we wanted an insider’s view of the action.
So we turned to Carrie Wood, who has been attending Otakon since 2002 and has been actively cosplaying (for the uninitiated, that’s when fans dress up as characters from their favorite TV shows or video games) since 2003. Here’s her take on Otakon 2013.