Day 3 of AFA11 was a bit of a rush.
We’d been shortlisted for the Singles Cosplay Challenge, scheduled for an interview at the Nico Nico Douga booth, and had a few early appointments to keep with our cosplay friends, so we didn’t get as many pictures on the ground as we’d liked.
One thing we did notice though was that there were more cosplayers out in force on Day 3, pulling off some really amazing mecha, armor and winged cosplay.
There were also groups from popular series like Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Sengoku Basara, .hack, and even rare gems like a Konayuki from Katanagatari and a Skullman (who turned out to be cosplay judge Richfield) on the show floor.
While waiting backstage for the AFA Regionals and Singles, we got to chat with other competitors, and even had a photo op with legendary god of Anisong Ichiro Mizuki!
The competition itself was a really fun experience (you can watch the full video here, thanks to our friends from Operation PAniC) and in the short time we had left after the competition, we decided to pop by the NND booth (we missed our noontime slot) before hustling around the con venue taking what snaps we could.
Here are some photos from our Day 3 walkabout:
We’ll be posting a wrap-up piece later, and hopefully our first set of photos from our convention spy.
Until then, cheerio!