The best cosplayers from Day One of the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

These cosplaying queens waited two years to step out as their favourite manga and anime characters, and the wait was definitely worth it. 

One of the biggest events on the calendar for cosplayers in Japan every year is the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival. Held at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo’s most popular otaku meccas, the annual cosplay celebration was sadly cancelled last year due to the pandemic, but this year, the event went ahead with coronavirus countermeasures in place, and it was held over two days from 30-31 October.

Ikebukuro’s Halloween party kicked off with

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