A face at Kumoricon 2013

A face at Kumoricon 2013

DSC_0970Every Labor Day there is a three-day anime convention in Vancouver, Washington called Kumoricon. In it’s history the con has also been held in downtown Portland, but the event is now too large to cram into the city. The 5000+ exploding population of comic characters seem to have found a permanent place at the Hilton in Vancouver.

I don’t attend; I’m not a big enough fan of manga or anime to want to immerse myself so completely. But my daughter most certainly *is* a big enough fan, and this is her favourite event of the year. I helped her with costume details by doing a little sewing and driving her to a costume shop and allowing a solo trip on the Max to try and find a wig. My other means of support was providing rides to the event, which is a little selfish, because after she headed off to the con, I wandered around and took photos.

I have over a hundred photos on my flickr site, if you want to see more.

My daughter and her friend on day 1: Rose, from Homestuck and Princess Peach from Mario games

My daughter and her friend on day 1: Rose, from Homestuck and Princess Peach from Mario games

My daughter's costume on day 2, from Lackadaisy

My daughter’s costume on day 2, from Lackadaisy

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more Homestuck trolls

more Homestuck trolls (Homestuck was very big this year)

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Kyoshi warriors

Kyoshi warriors. These are the best cosplayers I have ever seen. Incredible costumes. I should know, since I made one of these for Tara three years ago.

Jade as a troll

Tara’s friend Jade as a troll. Look how far they take these costumes: wigs, horns, contacts!

Gabby as a troll

Tara’s friend Gabby as a troll. Love the ears!

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