Nardio Cosplay Coverage
AnimeNext 2017 in 100 Photos
It’s been three days since the con and I am still a bit out of it. I had an amazing amount of fun and made a ton of new friends. I geeked out almost to many times during interviews thanks to the amazing quality of the cosplayers.
This isn’t going to be a con review, more like a picture filled tour through all four days of fun. Yes. Thursday night counts. I took over six thousand pictures and distilled them down to this group of one hundred awesome pics. Don’t worry, I have plenty more to share as time passes. This is just a delicious sample of what is to come.
Enjoy my friends. I may do a high resolution album on the Nardio’s Facebook page sometime before AnimeNext 2018. I hope you enjoy the shots.
It was a pleasure to meet you all,
The ultimate con mom & dad.
They got whatchu need. I had to hold back from laughing here. Who does this?!?!? Awesome people, thats who.
To meet this woman is to have a smile on your face. I’ve never met anyone before this fun and energetic at a con who still came across as genuine.
I geeked out sooooo hard with these folks. I mean LOOK AT THEM! #HaloLife
I cannot even fathom just how surreal it was to meet Rianne Royale. Perfection. Amazing. Classy. Inspiring. You can try to describe her in a lot of ways, but nothing feels right. I’ll just gush some more when our interview is posted.
Snake in a box.
Bobs Burgers cosplay. Two amazingly sweet people just made me want to watch this show.
These two were so cute together it blew my mind.
My fave cosplay couple returns in casual wear. Yes, these two people are so darn awesome they get a plain clothes spotlight as well as cosplay pics later.
Bless. O gods old and new bless this man. This cosplay was so spot on and amazing I had to fan boy, gush and interview him.
Youre on the list! This was my first wrestling cosplay I have ever taken note of and I loved the energy the cosplayer brought to the character. He was just fun to watch so I had to get a pic.
Catherine Rose Cosplay was one of many amazingly talented Instagram cosplayers who I followed on IG before AN and was honestly excited about meeting in person. She was super nice and even did an interview with me. Expect more shots soon.
The final dance before I left AnimeNext. I cannot express how perfect it was to have these two show up at the end.
FloWithIt Cosplay killed it and then reveled in it’s blood.
Awesome guy that you should all befriend. Just saying. Part 1 of the most adorable couple ever.
Awesome woman you should all befriend. Part 2 of the most adorable couple ever.
My very first interview of AnimeNext and it was damn great start.
I loved this cosplayer’s work. I mean great cosplay and the poses were on point.
OMFG That sword! That cosplay! I loved it. I was in love with the detail and craftsmanship here!
Behold the smug. Take in that class. I adored these two. Expect many more pics.
Just wow. Group shot to follow soon.
I never realized how badly I wanted to see this done in person until I met Ms. Skellington.
I am so happy to finally get a good shot of Chibi Dude Cosplay.
There are no words… I loved them all. I took a ton of shots and interviewed them. The shots were great and the interview was sadly out of focus. I try again with this magnificent group later on. I mean I have no choice. How perfect are they?!?! Two couples come together to form an amazing group cosplay that left every Punch Man Fan bowing in admiration.
Amazing cosplayer #999999999999 who reminds me I suck for not watching Avatar.
The goddess of meme. The one true Wendy. FlowWithit Cosplay was pretty much the queen of the con.
When you see him it’s already to late. I loved this Reaper.
Every BioShock fan’s dream cosplay come to life. Krypton Costumes and Props Big Daddy cosplay was the clear winner in best cosplay for most of the people I interviewed. He was a giant walking legend at AnimeNext. Interview with this magnificent craftsman coming soon.
Closet Chloe Cosplay. Finally, FINALLY I get a good shot of this amazing woman. Genderbend Host Club brilliance.
I have no idea what this is, but I loved her cosplay. I loved the colors and the way the cosplayer seemed to demand your attention with the wonderful outfit.
Best Cloud I have ever met in real life. I geeked. I geeked hard. And then I called him Squall by mistake during our interview… Because thats how I roll/fail.
Seriously though, look at this!
I cannot even.
Best JoJo at the con. Bar none. I adored her the second I laid eyes on this magnificent genderbend Jojo and the perfect poses. Yes there is an interview coming soon. Yes, I gush like crazy in it. Super nice person, super amazing cosplayer.
Not a rave.
Nope. Totally not a rave.
I cannot tell you how often this woman made me smile. We must have met up over twenty times and kept missing each other to do an interview. It became a running joke during the con.
Miss Hyde Cosplay and BF. Because I love taking photos of adorable couples at cons.
I walk into AnimeNext Saturday morning to see my interview area taken over by Cosplay Wrestling.
I love this shot. Snake looks tired. Snake looks serious. Snake looks epic. This is one of my fave pictures of the convention and this was the best Snake by far.
I was excited to meet Stella Kisarazu because of her awesome Facebook page of high quality cosplay. What I got in person was a wonderfully sweet and talented person who embodies positivity at conventions. I was floored by her Renji and even more floored by how nice she was. Then after we finished our interview and was coming off my high of interviewing such a marvelous person she showed me her love of Yuri on Ice and I was done.
My first Guild Wars cosplayer! Echo Chronum Cosplay was a joy to meet and interview. Her cosplay is amazing and so is she.
This woman had me going full fanboy. The first Guts coslayer I had ever interviewed who also welded the greatest Dragon Slayer sword I had ever seen. And then she let me play with it and take pics. I pledged my undying love to her for this during our interview and have no regrets. Thank you. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true of interviewing Guts and wielding the greatest sword ever.
Greatest picture I have ever taken in a game room.
When you meet someone and in under a minute you go into an in depth discussion of Yuri on Ice and anime. I think if we both weren’t busy we would still be chatting anime stuff today.
Unbelievably impressive Avatar cosplayers. Interview is coming soon!
It was amazing to see this come to life. Two of our cosplayer/writer friends Toastyboxx and Spooky Surgeon worked really hard to make this group come to life and they wowed the con. I can’t wait to read their thoughts on the experience. I was so happy to see them at AnimeNext.
These two were so darn awesome. I am glad to have befriended them. Interviews coming soon!
Amazing. Awesome. Magnifiecent. Cool. These are words that will never be enough to describe these two amazing cosplayers. More pics and a really fun interview coming soon.
Enix Cosplay is so awesome. We interviewed her back when we first started to cover cosplay last year at Katsucon and have been huge fans ever since. Super nice and amazingly talented Enix Cosplay is someone everyone of you should follow.
AnimeNext’s best Ana.
The Prom King and Queen of AnimeNext everyone. I loved this couple. I adored meeting them and having the pleasure to get to know them. Interview is coming soon!
Ekalys Cosplay is an amazing cosplayer we first discovered at DepryCon and have since followed on Instagram. Meeting and interviewing her at the con was wonderful experience as a cosplayer fan. Coming off her amazing win at the Cosplay Masquerade she was on a well deserved natural high that was infectious. Follow her on social media. You won’t be disappointed.
This is amazing.
My fave Mercy at AnimeNext. Casual and super chill. Interview coming soon!
My con pal. Trust me, he is much nicer than he looks here.
Every single time I saw The Ember Within Cosplay I smiled. When she wasn’t singing her heart out in the karaoke room she was making friends around the con.
The con must always have a Pokemon trainer.
God I love this shot. She just looks so awesome.
O hail! The King of the Rave!
Praise the DJ.
I heart them all. Behold the con fam who always makes me feel at home.
Wow. I mean wow.
Just flawless. One of the two most dedicated and skilled cosplay crafters I have ever met. All hand made with meticulous attention to detail! Interview where I gush over her work is coming soon.
These cosplay heavyweights wowed me and the crowd. Best of all these guys are super nice and down to earth. I hope to see them both again at more cons.
When ya see an ole con pal from last AnimeNext show up in fancy new clothes.
Aemilia was a joy to meet first as swimsuit Mercy and then again as Misty. She is super cool and fun to be around. I love this shot. She has some beautiful eyes and the colors in this pic work wonderfully with the bright background.
I regret not interviewing this group. Every time I walked by them I had to smile.
Our interview was doomed from the start. At least I got some nice pics.
High praise to ManaKnight Cosplay. First he wows me with Cloud and then he does this.
Pharah! OMFG! OMFG! I loved her so much. Alison Jeffery was so much fun to talk to, shoot pics of, interview and befriend. Super cool woman that you need to follow.
Con Mom of us all.
The most perfect Wonder Woman cosplayer ever? Yes. Yes she is. Interview and pics coming soon.
Zarya. I never thought I’d see the day I’d meet one at a con. The day before I took this pic and interviewed her she even had her hair pink! Sadly for me she was so much of a rockstar that I didn’t get close enough to get some pink hair shots. No matter, she was still awesome with her natural hair and the cosplay was on point. Interview and more pics coming soon.
More amazing couple cosplay to melt my heart.
How perfect are they!
Sweetest cosplayer at AnimeNext.
SenPie Cosplay as a Kyoshi Warrior.
Mondonono! We met at DerpyCon last year when she was wearing a gorgeous Love Live Christmas cosplay that was flawless. She was and still is, the most impressive Love Live cosplayer I have ever seen. It was magical. We did an interview and it was amazing. When I got home I found out the mic was off.
Seeing her again at AnimeNext we a joy. Her Merida cosplay was perfection and just like before she was a joy to talk to.
Who is this guy? Who is this guy next to all my camera gear? O, he is an awesome cosplayer next to his awesome cosplay taking a small break? Ok then. Carry on big guy.
This is another shot that I am really proud of. Interview and more pics coming soon!
Little Big Trouble Cosplay.
Best 707 at AnimeNext.
I have no idea but I love it.
I went back to my room the night after this shot and rewatched the finale. I loved this group. I am so mad at myself for not interviewing them.
This shot is awesome to me. I just love how everyone looks here.
Another wonderful happy couple sharing it for the camera.
Never forget the registration line and it’s amazing victims.
This pic is missing a tall person. Where the heck is Sebastian? Who is going to carry these two tiny boys around?
OMG! Static Shock! Why don’t I see this more often?
Mei. My hated enemy in Overwatch in Bunny Form!
Interview and more pics coming soon!
O my lawd… Bless this man. We are not worthy of this cosplay.
Interview and more magnificent pics coming soon.
When con pals unite.
Greatest Dio ever.
I cannot express properly how impressed I was meeting this woman. Rianne Royale, remember the name and follow this amazing cosplayer.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this woman any more she does this.
I needed to sit down after that. She is to much.
How else could I end this?
Virgin Killer Sweater Spark Dabbing by the trash.
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Hi I'm Bernardo Español. I'm a guy with way too much energy and not enough free time.