Photo Gallery: Anime Boston 2008

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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18 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    As a rule, anime fans are better looking than comics fans, so they look better in the cosplay suits.There was this fat (FAT) guy dressed as Jesse (yes, the girl) from Team Rocket ad WW Philly last year. It was…well, I prayed the news cameras didn't find him, I'll leave it there.

    • Rick Marshall says:

      Oh, man… I REMEMBER the guy dressed as Jesse at that show! Thanks for bringing that image back into the forefront of my mind, Vinnie… *shudder*

  2. Andrew Collins says:

    Awesome pics! I love the cosplayer painted up as Cratos from God Of war. The girl in the "Asian goddess" outfit (the one with the outstretched arm and huge sleeve…she reminds me of the main character in Story Of Saiunkoku) looks nice too, as does the girl in the Onmyoji costume (the one with the tall black hat). The little girl in the Sailor Moon costume is adorable. It's nice to see some of the classics kept alive in cosplay form.

  3. Andrew Collins says:

    You think that Jesse was bad, just wait until you see Man-Fay. It's a guy who goes around to conventions dressed as Fay from Cowboy Bebop, including the tight little yellow short shorts…*shudder*

  4. Hannah says:

    Um. They are all bad compared to what I've seen.^^;

  5. Anonymous says:

    I'm gonna go ahead and leave that all to the Japs..

  6. sikanrong says:

    americans shouldnt be allowed to cosplay.

  7. Sleepwalker says:

    This is a good example of why americans should never, EVER cosplay… its sad lets leave the dressing up to the japanese

    • Mikoto Yokoshima says:

      Hey, Hey, Hey! Cosplayers are cosplaying for fun, not for looks (most anyways)!

  8. Pyxee says:

    A couple of these are not too bad. I love the little Sailor Moon, if her costume had been professionally tailored she would have been very awesome. The one with the long green wig, isn't bad either. Always try to remember the biggest difference between American and Japanese cosplay. In the US it is just a hobby, people don't usually get paid for it. In Japan you could be paid very good money, so it is really more like modeling for them.

  9. Sissy says:

    I think cosplaying should be for everyone. Americans do it during Halloween, just because someone is born somewhere else shouldn't stop them from dressing up. It only shows you have a passion for that you enjoy. And yes, SOME in Japan get paid for it, but that goes for America too. It's just what the country views as popular. It's part of their everyday life. But even people in Japan watch cosplayers go by and go "What the hell?". It's just what you enjoy.

  10. Anonymous says:

    A lot of those weren't too great. Although, that Digimon one (7th from the top) wasn't too bad. It may be the best one of those.

  11. Brandy says:

    The little Sailor Moon is my youngest daughter. I am a begining seamstress so I spent 3 days making this for her. I really love that she got so much attention at Anime Boston and at Portcon last year. She loved her costume and it was all worth it to me. And yes her name is Serena ^-^

  12. Mikoto Yokoshima says:

    I personally give credit to people who cosplay… I'm never superficial. I hate dressing up and don't really care how I look… unless I'm cosplaying. Slightly contradictory to my last reply, I know, but I find a good cosplay extremely fun. XD