Yokohama Cosplay Event

23 April, 2010 by

Not too long ago, I chanced upon a cosplay event at Yokohama. I’ve previously wrote about that Sunday’s experience in this other post but tonight’s post features more photos of the cosplay event.

The cosplayers in Yokohama clearly followed their craft passionately. Those who came as their favorite character knew all the trademark poses of the character. I spotted some iconic classics, as well as popular modern characters. Unfortunately, I’m not too learned when it comes to anime and I seem to have misplaced the name cards of the cosplayers (which would had made the task of identifying them a whole lot easier). For reference, I’ve labeled those that I did managed to identify.

Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan.

Outside in the park.

No idea.

Yatterman group

Ai, Gan and Doronjo.

Vocaloid gang.

Naruto group.

Link was serious about cosplay.

Very serious.

More Vocaloid by Kuroto and Ai.

Kaito and Hatsune Miku.

Kuroto and Ai’s Cure profiles can be found here and here respectively.

Sengoku Musou.

Sanada Yukimura, Nene and Ishida Mitsunari


Hirasawa Yui.


Yet another shot.

Axis powers Hetalia.

Simple but nice costumes.

The maid character is Northern Italy if I'm not wrong.

Not sure who the other is but she looked like Takamina.

They were great at posing.

Sheryl Nome.

Tallest cosplayer at the hall today.

She was also one of the oldest. Most of the other cosplayers were young teenage women.

Really nice costume.

More shots.

She cycled through a whole repertoire of poses, despite my lack of instruction.

Cute couple.

Looks familiar, but I can't quite figure out what cosplay this is.

By Ren and Hana.


Yet another.


One more.


Ren’s profile can be found here. Hana’s here.

As the birthplace of the cosplay subculture, the overall standard of cosplay in Japan is rather high. Even though the event was an informal practice for an even bigger cosplay event in May, cosplayers turned up in bulk. As a result, I only managed to capture only a fraction of the total participants during the short time I was there.

Let me know if you are able to identify any of the unknown characters. I’ll update their names when that happens.

Edit: I’ve added in links to the cosplayers’ profiles.


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