Comikaze Expo and cosplay: A look back at L.A.’s new con

Nov. 14, 2011 | 1:40 p.m.
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A fan at Stan Lee's convention in Los Angeles this year, an event that may be exported to China. (Jay West/For the Times)

Over 30,000 people attended the first Comikaze Expo  on Nov. 5 and 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Comic book legend Stan Lee, actors Mark Hamill (“Star Wars,” “Batman” animated series), Ernest Borgnine (“The Black Hole,” “The Poseidon Adventure”), Richard Hatch (the original “Battlestar Galactica” series), and even Charlie Brown himself (voice actor Brad Kesten) were on hand.

The real stars, though, might have been the fans themselves — the tradition of cosplay has become a true sensation in recent years  and, in the photo gallery above, you can get a sense of the heroic lengths that fans will go to create their own costumes and step into the sci-fi, fantasy and superhero worlds they adore.

– Jay West

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4 Responses to Comikaze Expo and cosplay: A look back at L.A.’s new con

  1. trekking95 says:

    Wow man, that's really cool!!! A lot of my favorite movie characters were in there!! :D

  2. Gary says:

    great writeup and great pics ,Jay!!!

  3. I wouldnt fathom cosplaying that hehe I cant believe it was done, i guess it was bound to happen do to the shows popularity.

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