Pics: Kawaii Kon 2016

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_V1U2662 Here are all our photos from Kawaii Kon 2016 in one place, from amazing cosplay and celebrities to scenes from the Dealer Room, Artist’s Alley, concerts, contests and more. In his closing remarks, Con CEO Faisal Ahmed said badges sold totaled about 11,600 this year, a new record for the annual event. Now in its twelfth year, Kawaii Kon remains Hawaii’s largest anime, manga, gamer and Japanese culture convention.

Stay tuned for information on the next event by the Kawaii Kon organizers: Comic Con Honolulu happens July 29-31 with special guests George Takei of “Star Trek,” Summer Glau of “Firefly” and “Serenity,” “Deadpool” co-creator Fabian Nicieza and more!

Day 1:

Otaku, cosplayers and oogling fans flooded the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday.

Photos by Eric Baranda, Tracy Chan and Trenton Kakazu.

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Day 2:

The second day of Kawaii Kon reached peak levels of geekiness at the Hawaii Convention Center. Highlights from Saturday included a cosplay contest, Moonlight Ball and Saturday night dance parties, plus a concert by Jpop group GARNiDELiA.

Photos by Tracy Chan and Trenton Kakazu.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 3:

The last day wrapped things up with great cosplay, a Lolita Kawaii Tea, a concert by EMKE and the closing ceremonies.

Photos by Eric Baranda and Tracy Chan.