Fantasy and Awesome Characters in D.C.
I learned about the Awesome Con being at the Washington Convention Center in DC, since my kids like these so much I have been in many already, I made a point to swing by and drop off Tato who was with me at the time. Well, I ended up staying and enjoying seeing so many people excited about their cos playing, I admit I don't understand the full scope of why people are so committed to these events. For me is like having hallowing fun many times over during the year, fun but this a whole sub culture very popular Worldwide. It got my attention to see so many age groups, and backgrounds. It becomes quickly evident that most folks are whites in their twenties, but I did see whole families, kids with their parents in tow, older folks, all shapes and all races. I think the oldest cos player i saw must have been in her 60's, Interesting enough tickets are not cheap with the most expensive package costing more than a $1,000 plus expenses.
So if you happen to be in a city that is holding an Anime Con, try to check it out, there are not two alike, most of the time you don't pay an entrance fee and you definitely see many things you don't see everyday. Very neat. I guess I would have Cos played back in the day. Even the Washington post had a note about it : http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/awesome-con