PHOTO: Aki-con 2011

At times for a change of pace I attend tiny little conventions – ones that are just starting or never got too many attendees. Generally they are humble local affairs, typically located in hotels, and the REAL reason you attend these tiny conventions are 1) for the 24 hour game room and 2) to become mercilessly intoxicated with a whole slew of cosplayers.

Aki-con is one of those conventions with me, an up and coming anime convention in Bellevue, WA that is on its third year running. I have attended every year, and I spend most of the time dressing up in ridiculous outfits and making trouble with my friends. It’s a nice hangout convention – the equivalent to going back to a highschool party after you’re in college and you’ve become used to frat parties.

I unfortunately did not take too many photos of random cosplayers at this particular convention, as the light inside the hotel was less than desireable (if there’s one thing I hate, it’s red carpet. And this hotel had an abundance of it). However, I did take quite a few “happy snaps” and did a couple mini photoshoots. So here it is, my photo dump from Aki-con 2011.



Molly McIsaac is currently addicted to coconut pudding and karaoke. Sometimes she attempts to play Jenga with her comic book collection. She never wins. Follow her misadventures on twitter.


  1. I know a friend who’s LOVE this.

  2. Whoo hooo love the guy dressed up as captain Marvelous!

  3. I like the Pink/Blue Eskimo couple. Their costume is adorable.

  4. Wow! That was a fantastic photo layout. A large amount of photos loaded up quickly at a size and resolution that made them easily viewable, yet still retained the option of a larger view. Bravo tech people!!

  5. nice, i always thought the Manga costumes were more interesting w/ all the colors and exaggerated clothing. thanks

  6. Great pics, Molly! Looks fun.

  7. ICE CLIMBERS! Bane of the existence of anyone who ever plays me in Smash Bros!

    I want to be a cosplay person, but I may have to do it without my fiance knowing to avoid the extensive mockery. It’ll be like cheating, but with fewer Asian girls.