After hearing the requests of some of the people on the site, the following are the cosplay pictures that I took while I was at Katsucon this past weekend.
Sure, seeing someone cosplay as a human resident from the Animal Crossing video games is nothing new to me (as the same cosplayer did this the previous Katsucon). However, this time around, the cosplayer done things differently by doing an "evil" version of the same character he did last year.
There's Death Note cosplay, and then there's "Death Note" cosplay (as in actually dressing up as the book itself). Given the idea of how the Death Note works, the cosplayer also had a few markers to allow attendees to add names to the list of victims that died in the hands of the Death Note. I happened to add a name in the book itself. Try to guess which one of the names listed in the picture is my contribution.
When it comes to mascot characters in mahou shoujo titles, one of the best ones out there is definitely Kero-chan from Cardcaptor Sakura. Now if it only didn't cost $400 to buy the whole series at the Dealers' Room.
Cosplay isn't just for Japanese titles at anime conventions, as people also dressed up as characters from American titles. Some of the American cosplay that I saw at the convention include Deadpool, various Batman villans, and, interestingly enough, Capt. Cold (a villain from the Flash comics that most people would be familiar with if they saw Challenge of the Superfriends). However, being a child of the 1980's (and still having memories of a memorable "host introduction" bit that took place at the Neko-Con 2001 Masquerade), nothing says "picture worthy" more than Cobra Commander from G. I. Joe.
Yep, people do dress up as characters from hentai titles at conventions targeted towards people of all ages, as seen by this Dragon Pink cosplayer.
When it came to Funimation's presence at Katsucon, one of their main game plans was the promotion of Strike Witches, which comes out on American DVD next month. This included having a couple of female cosplayers dress up as two of the main girls in the series. This is one of the cosplayers that helped promote the series this past weekend. As for me, I may pick up the series just to see how far this show goes when it comes to playing the "fanservice" card (heck, I can't believe Funimation was able to show a few episodes of the show, including one that actually showed the nipples of naked women, during the afternoon hours without "carding" people before they can enter the video room).
Note: if you're going to do some Pokemon cosplay, make sure it's elaborate, as seen in the picture above, which features a really good Diglett cosplay.