When you see people looking like the characters above roaming around Lansing this weekend, do not be alarmed. The theme for this year’s year’s anime convention Shuto Con at the Lansing Center is Dragon Ball, and so many people are eager to attend that their website is already listing a second overflow hotel. (Check the website for three-day and one-day pass prices for different age groups.)
Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., fans of this form of Japanese animation can choose from visiting dealers, watching videos, playing games and attending one of the three panels in three different ballrooms featuring 40 speakers. Special events include the Masquerade Ball and Dinner Buffet on Friday night (already sold out) and the Cosplay (for costume) Competition Saturday at 6 p.m.. Just to give you a taste, the image below is one of the judges.
Photo by Liquid Cocaine Photography
Cosplay name: Lunaladyoflight
Hometown: South Lyon, MI
Years Cosplaying: 6 years
Favorite Convention: Katsucon
Favorite Costume: Queen Zelda (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past).
Favorite thing about conventions: Photos with friends and cosplay competitions!
Favorite anime: Fushigi Yuugi and School Rumble.
Favorite game: The Elder Scrolls franchise.
Little bit about yourself: I am a cat lady who loves making 2D drawings into 3D costume reality. I love old school game/anime designs. I am also ½ of the Katsucon 1st place qualifying team for the United States World Cosplay Summit finals.
Your best costuming skill: Wigs, gowns, and accessories!