A-Kon 28 Cosplay Contest

By Katy Castillo

Cosplay contest time~!

Yatta-Tachi attended A-Kon 28 in Fort Worth, Texas, and it’s the longest running national anime convention in North America. People from all walks of life came together to celebrate their love of Japanese culture, anime, manga, games and some rather creative cosplay. This year for the A-Kon 28 cosplay contest, we were seated in the press section right next to the stage! We did our best to capture as many photos as we could of the contest.

If you’re one of the cosplayers, please let us know your name and a social media you want us to use for credit in the comments below! If you use the images, please be sure to give credit to Yatta-Tachi and link back to us (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram)!

As mentioned, if you’re one of these cosplayers, please comment below with your information so we can you give proper credit! 

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  1. A-Kon is a lot of fun! I haven’t been in several years, but I enjoyed going as press in the past, making connections that I think ultimately were beneficial both for our site and for the panelists/cosplayers/voice actors/con-goers in question. While we’ll never have the beautiful pandemonium of the humongous cons on the coasts, A-Kon does pretty well here in our neck of the woods.

    1. Actually, A-Kon broke 30,000+ attendees last year making it the second largest convention in the United States! Moving to the new venue I wouldn’t be surprised if they give AX a run for their money.

      1. Woh, has it gotten that big? I thought Otakon and some of the others had over 50,000 attendees, but they might have shrunk the last few years. Regardless, 30,000 is a ton. I’m glad they’re doing so well – I had positive experiences at A-Kon as press in the past. Though it still has a ways to go to reach AX’s 100,000 haha, though I’m not sure that’s even a goal worth trying to attain. What a mess that would be (not that I wouldn’t want to attend one day).

  2. I am picture no 3, kenpachi. I won best in show wig! It was my first contest, thank you for taking photos. My Facebook page can be found via Meltdown Cosplay.

    1. No problem at all! We’re very glad to do so, and happy you won for that awesome wig! We’ve updated the caption with your info!

  3. Hi! We’re the Lina and Gourry from the cosplay contest: Photos 26 and 27. We are Wolf and Rabbit Cosplay, and our Social Media account is Instagram: @wolfandrabbitcosplay

    Thank you so much! Awesome photos!

    1. That was an awesome costume, though I imagine super hard to move around in! We’ve updated the caption for your pictures with your info!

  4. Hi, I’m the Fierce Deity Link from the cosplay contest. My name is Courtney and my fb page is Courtney’s Cosplay

    1. Good job! We’ve updated the captions with your Facebook info! And don’t forget about the image near the end with you holding your award!

  5. Yay these are great! I’m the solo Star Guardian Poppy! Hovering over the photo I believe it’s number 61? Thanks for the great pic! You can find me on instagram and facebook at @heavencosplay !

    1. No problem at all, and great job on the cosplay! We’ve updated the caption with your social media info!

    1. Very nicely done! I bet it was a pain wearing those tails all day. We’ve updated the captions with your information!

  6. Hi! Thanks for taking all these awesome pictures! I’m in pic #107 cosplaying as the Rose Prince designed by Sakizou!
    I am on instagram as @kaiserkitsune!

    Thank you again!

    1. You’re very welcome! We’ve updated the caption with your IG info. Did you also want us to tag you in our J-Fashion show collection?

  7. Hey! Thank you so much for taking and posting these, but I was the Voltron Keith (picture number 5), and if it wasn’t too much trouble, could I be tagged as Kuroda_P on Instagram (or Kuroda-P on Cosplay Amino)? Thank you again!