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Anime Matsuri IV

CuMadoka (L) and Mami (R) from “Puella magi madoka magica”

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More photos from Anime Matsuri.  This series has drawn a lot of viewers, mostly from outside the WordPress.com community.  If any reader knows the names of the characters, please leave a comment so I may update the captions.

 

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Anime Matsuri III

Cosplay Group

Cosplay Group

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More photos from Anime Matsuri, a cosplay convention an escape where you can be whoever you want to be.  If anyone viewing this knows the names of the characters, please leave a comment so I may update the captions.

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Anime Matsuri II

Three Young Lolitas

Three Young Lolitas

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This gallery of photos from the weekend’s Anime Matsuri event represent two extremes of cosplay.  One is the Lolita.  Rather than being a specific character from fiction, Lolita is a style of woman in a mix of Victorian and Asian style clothing characterized by elaborate print fabrics.  The other extreme is men cross dressing as female anime characters.  This gallery has been significantly revised since its original publication.

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Anime Matsuri

Jinx (L) and Vi (R) from "League of Legends"

Jinx (L) and Vi (R) from “League of Legends”

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This weekend Houston was home to Anime Matsuri, a cosplay convention.  As you can see, most of the participants were women.  Not these, but many were not old enough to drive.  This group of costumes were in the heroic female mercenary category.  I will have Lolitas  tomorrow.

If anyone viewing this knows the names of the characters, please leave a comment so I may update the captions.

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Sunday Streets HTX

Rob

Rob

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Sunday Streets HTX is a program in Houston, Texas where streets in densely parts of the city are closed to automobile traffic on Sunday afternoon while bikers and pedestrians are invited to roam.  This past Sunday Westheimer was reserved for bikes and pedestrians.  It is in the center of the inked, hipster, gay and alternative community.  Bars and restaurants were packed, and a number of pop-up food stands were in business.  I treated myself to a tasty breakfast taco.

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Hermann Park Kite Festival

Kite Festival

Kite Festival

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These photos are from the second annual Hermann Park Kite Festival.  It looked to have about four times as many participants as last year, but the serious kite flyers with large kites were not around this time.  The weather, was perfect.

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McGovern Centennial Gardens

Kite at Miller Theater

Kite at Miller Theater

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Houston is mostly flat.  If you want a hill get a few bulldozers and pile up dirt from somewhere else.  That is how the mound in Centennial Gardens was built at the North end of Hermann Park.  It features a spiral ramp to the top.  The mud soaked woman was participating in a nearby team building exercise known as Goruck.  Participants pay to do boot camp style exercises.  The kite was flying by Miller Outdoor Theater, another man made hill.

 

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