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Anime Boston 2017: Cosplayers Step Their Game Up

In this day and age, cosplayers are more than a fact of life for an anime con, they’re part of its very lifeblood. Like cookies and milk, the two are perfect complements. And, each year, thousands of costumed folks head to conventions across the country, strutting their very best stuff through the convention center or hotel of their choice.

Anime Boston is no exception. This year saw thousands of costumed crusaders walking the halls of the Hynes Convention Center from the earliest moments of the morning to the wee hours of the night. Every fandom imaginable, from Haikyu! to Re:Zero found representation through a talented cosplayer.

This year, I didn’t notice a real break-out, but folks have really been stepping their game up. Some of the outfits on display were breathtaking, to say lightly.

Below, we’ve collected our best cosplay shots from this year’s Anime Boston. I’d like to thank every single person featured in this segment. You’re all amazing, and Anime Boston wouldn’t be the same without you!

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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