Cosplay fun outside the 2016 Sakura Con, Seattle

A look at some amazing costumes by fans in attendance for the 2016 Sakura Con

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Last weekend in Seattle, was a fantastic time for local fans of anime, manga, comics, gaming; to get together and mingle in their colorful attire and fandoms.

That time being of the 2016 SakuraCon, the Pacific Northwest convention for the mostly import Japanese geek culture. Not everyone (including myself) held tickets to join the fun inside. Yet outside and behind the convention floors, plenty of public space under the for attendees and whoever else share interest. The cherry blossom trees still had much bloom left after the recent harsh weather, to give that extra special atmosphere.

I did mingle for much of the day, seeing friends new and old. While here, I took pictures of some highlights I noticed, with notes from observations..

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Saturday was best for the most part giving daylight and light to the cheerful gathering..

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A yearly tradition continues here, involving a large hug circle game.

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The Naruto fandom still remains strong, and  very colorful.

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From Final Fantasy X,  Yuna and Tidus share an awkward laugh

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The cast of the popular Five Nights at Freddys horror game. I’m a bit surprised at its popularity.

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A Malboro creature from the Final Fantasy games. Watch out for it’s poison gas attacks!

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Not sure what this is from, but thought it was cool.

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Ganandorf (not sure, haven’t really played those games) selfies with many Links!

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Links on guard!

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Steven Universe, I was told..

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Megamind in real life!

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Morphing time against Predating time!

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Fantastic Rage of Bahamut presence

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Time for some J-Pop style dancing!

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Homestuck fans gathered up.

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Nintendo Power!

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The closing of a hug circle.

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Mercy from Overwatch.

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Porco Russo takes a break

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Alphonse Elric shows us the real person inside

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Vi from League of Legends is ready to bring the pain

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Some Pokémon, reminding you need to catch them all!

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From Naruto, much later in the series I am told..

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Not sure who this is, but I love the colorful colorness

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No-Face chills..

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That’s all for this year!

Orion T

All pictures taken by me (Orion Tippens), please ask permission and give source credit to strangerworlds.com before sharing elsewhere

About Orion T (186 Articles)
Writer, picture taker, local traveler. Also, a reader, player, and viewer of creative work, especially in the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Follow my personal adventures at travelingorion.com. You may also follow me at my other site focused on the creative science fiction and fantasy arts in all forms at strangerworld.com.

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