A collage of individuals in cosplay, composed of photos taken at Anime Boston 2022.


Anime Boston 2022: Cosplay Comes Back To Boston

The hallways of the Hynes Convention center were buzzing with activity by mid-morning on Friday, as thousands of eager fans began to wander the venue’s spacious hallways. By the evening, the building was packed with eager fans, who were clad in badges that dangled from HIDIVE badges bearing the image of Lupin III.

There was an unmistakable energy that crackled through the air, as old friends caught up with each other, and new acquaintances were made across the event. Their eyes glimmered with excitement, as the familiar sparks of joy coursed through every corner of the event.

As with previous years, Anime Boston 2022 saw thousands of cosplayers wandering its halls, as they elevated their adoration of anime and games to a new level. From Spy x Family, to ODDTAXI, it seemed as if every show had its own champions wandering the floor. Much like with Otakon, though, I had to remark on the creativity that fans displayed regarding the event’s mask mandate. The inventive implementation of masks into their costumes was impressive, to say the least.

I’d like to extend my deepest thanks to everybody 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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