Anime has many big things. Not 100 feet high or 100 tons, but big considering it’s a costume.
These fangs are unrealistic for such creature. They are used for stabbing, and the jaw frill is going to prevent the lower jaw from opening far enough to let that happen, right?
Or maybe I’m over-analyzing, because the girl with the gun seems impressed.
Sometimes a creature is so large that it must rise above the crowd just to move about.
Anyone clobbered with this hammer would indeed be thor.
Okay, realistically, he can’t carry the sword in a sheath on his hip or his back; he has to carry the sword like this all the time. That’s gonna get old pretty quick.
Things in Dresses and Gowns
Some creatures are not big or scary, but dressy and gowny. And we approve.
Yeah, you’re thinking what I’m thinking: where is the photographer’s left hand???
I think this is a bridal gown. But there is no way she can say, “My eyes are up here.” Not with that outfit.
Being on pointe on this floor is impressive.
A most beautiful gown, suitable for walking up a stairwell, and that’s about it.
Things with Tails
When I think of creature with tails, I imagine cute little bunny tales on cute little bunny bottoms. But I am nonetheless impressed with the magnificent tails some of these creatures carry behind them.
IRL, it seems it would be almost impossible to sit with such an appendage hanging off your backside.
I’m not sure if this is a true tail, but it is near enough to the creature’s nether region that it might be. But, really, what’s with the face? Did it lose a fight with a bottle of acid?
These creatures appear to be a bit unclear on the concept of tales and, well, males. And Asuka Langley Soryu does not have a tail. So, wth?
Batman and Superman
The goddamn Batman and Superman are not anime and do not belong at an anime convention. But, being Batman and Superman, they do just about anything they want.
Sometimes, all you need is the right shirt to be super.
Harley Quinn is too cute to be evil.
Apparently, some anime characters are cardboard. Who knew?
Cardboard, but clever.
Maybe his real costume was lost by the airlines and this is all he could put together at the last minute. Or maybe he’s a complete dork.
Despite being made of cardboard, this Gremlin D.VA costume is pretty good. And I’m impress that the one in the box is able to keep her mouth like that for such a long time. (It’s not what you think, pervy.)
Things on Cellphones
Sometimes you gotta call your special boy, girl, or mom, even if you live in the world of anime.
At least she has enough style to match the phone color to her outfit. But, her legs being on the wrong sides is a bit unsettling.
Even a young princess needs electronic assistance, I suppose. Perhaps she’s looking for the route to the princess-room.
Yes, there is a phone is this photograph. Keep looking.
Anime includes doctors, nurses, and creatures who need doctors and nurses.
This nurse will never run out of patients to care for.
It’s sad when a professional photographer loses an eye. So many injuries among anime creatures.
These nurses seem happy, but I have doubts about their medical training.
Bubble Head Nurse probably is not your best bet when seeking medical assistance.
What is it in the anime universe that keeps poking out girl’s eyes. Creatures with depth perception must be at a premium.
Things in Pink
Things in pink are pretty. That was established in the 1980s. And anime has no shortage of pretty things.
These two fetching creatures in pink set the standard for grace and class at anime expo.
Even claw-hands can’t detract from the inherent prettiness of this pink character.
A plus-shaped face mole is pretty when it’s pink.
Pretty in pink or pretty in purple. Both are pretty.
Things with Weird Eyes
Henry David Thoreau said, “The eye is the jewel of the body.” This is no truer than with anime creatures.
Red hair and green eyes are sexy….in fact, it’s difficult to look away.
This is one step up from Pink Eye. Still, I could look into her eyes all day.
Some eyes, at least to me, are a bit more difficult to read.
Racing fins, blue scales, blue eyes — if you like blue, this is YOUR creature.
Things that are the Same
If there is a disconnect in the gluon spinner without deactivating the Fergnatz vacuum compressor when the ventral parabolic shock chamber needs to be resequenced, there can be a microfracture in the auxiliary density port causing duplicate creatures to appear simultaneously.
And we have photographed a few of them.
Yoko Littner emerged from her underground city to join us at Anime Expo.
Yoko appeared again, this time without her electromagnetic rifle and with her chopsticks in the other side of her hair.
Yoko’s friend Kamina once acknowledged, “that lady’s spunk.” I can see why!
One year, I photographed a fetching Jessica Rabbit visiting us at the expo.
The following year, Ms. Rabbit was even more “expo”.
Celty Sturluson is described as “well-endowed” in her bio. Yup.
Celty simultaneously appeared, looking sleeker and a bit more conservative.
I lightened the image of this Celty Sturluson. Yikes!
Merida, winning her freedom with her archery skills. And her beauty.
This Merida is from a more Disneyesque universe, I think.
If all these Spidermen got into a web-slinging fight, I mean, how cool would that be.
Asuka Langley Soryu‘s costume draws my eyes to the golden bits…
Yup, the golden bits…
Asuka’s bits are orange here, but still…
Tier Harribel, waving her cat’s paw gloves.
Tier has many costumes, but this seems to be a crowd favorite.
Harle, with the tears of a clown.
Harle looks innocent, but is not to be trusted.
“Robin” is a girl’s name. Wouldn’t it be better if Batman’s sidekick was a cute girl? Well, I think it would be.
It’s a girl’s academy. Why is there a man here? Maybe he’s one of the dads…
Red heads and tanks: a winning combination.
One team member — yes, that one — wants to be the team mascot.
Anime is great, and there is still more! We will return next week with Anime Expo – Part 3 for the exciting conclusion!