Anime California Cosplay Gallery

The Ogeeku team had the opportunity to visit first year convention Anime California, hosted at the Hyatt Orange County August 22nd-24th.

Although it was a small convention experience, we noticed that there was an incredible percentage of cosplayers in comparison to casual attendees.

Definitely not a complaint!

We love seeing masses of fandom enthusiasts rockin’ self-built and fine crafted cosplay, sharing their stories and having a great time!

Below is a gallery of some of our favorite shots from this weekend.

You can find the images also on our Facebook page (where we encourage you to tag and share with your friends!)



LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18th, 2014)– Tune in Tokyo and Ultranimbus proudly present our 5th annual school uniform cosplay party! Show your love for Japanese highschool anime, shonen action series and Sukeban grindhouse movies at our art show and music event, in conjuncture with our friends at Ogeeku, coming to Agit Gallery Koreatown on Saturday, September 20th!

We will also welcome special musical guests DJ MEISHI SMILE (Maltine Records, Zoom Lens) and J-Pop and fashion icon Stephanie Yanez! The Tune in Tokyo DJs – Greg Hignight, Del, Tora, Ally & Tommy will also be spinning, with a mix of J-Pop, K-Pop and global dance beats.

All kinds of school uniforms and school cosplay are encouraged (but not required), and school-themed art is being accepted! If you would like to submit your art, please message Ultranimbus at their official Facebook page:

Agit Gallery is located at 3974 W 6th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020. The event runs from 8:00 PM – midnight.
Cover is just $5, and the event is ALL AGES!

About Tune in Tokyo
DJs and promoters Tune in Tokyo founded the first monthly event in Los Angeles for Japanese and Asian pop in 2008, weaving together the vibe of Indie dance clubs with Harajuku and Shibuya-influenced fashion parties.
Tune in Tokyo’s residencies have included Little Tokyo’s legendary live house 2nd Street Jazz and the renowned maid cafe Royal/T, in addition to appearances at KCON, Anime Expo, Pacific Media Expo, Japan: Endless Discovery and other events.

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About Agit Gallery
Agit Gallery is an eclectic new gallery tucked away in burgeoning Koreatown, Los Angeles. It showcases fresh new art from some of the most innovative and exciting artists the entertainment capital of the world has to offer. For more information, please visit



Summerween: The Holiday You’ve Never Heard of, but Always Wanted

Summer has become the prime cosplay season from some of the biggest cons in California to each individual states’ small cons. Why should the fun stop there? As an avid cosplayer myself, I will use any excuse to dress up; be it for a con, movie premiere, or my personal favourite, Halloween. I’m even one of those crazy people who keeps their decorations up year long, you know, to keep the spirit “alive”. Unfortunately I also live on the east coast of America where cons are scarce and Halloween is bitterly cold. I was inspired last summer after watching an episode of Disney’s Gravity Falls, entitled “Summerween.” It is just as you imagine, Halloween in the summer. This includes anything from carving watermelons into Jack O’Melons, serving a witchy summer brew, and of course all the dressing up you can imagine. If your are having that summertime itch of boredom, I would suggest you gather all of your nerdiest friends, skip Christmas in July, and go straight for Summerween.


still from Gravity Falls

I have done this for two years now, both with great success. If you are hosting the party it is both cheap and efficient to dress up your summery home into a creepy nightmare. A quick trip to your local dollar store can provide you with black streamers, red paint, cobwebs (or fiberfill), decorative candles, and the most important part: CANDY!! Both years we have provided a simple table cover in the kitchen decorated with candy, extra watermelon from the carvings (might I also suggest spiking it), and a big black pot with punch. Cheap acrylic red paint goes very nicely on mirrors and beer pong tables. A lot of my friends are very outgoing, so there was no need to convince them to cosplay, but even the more reserved and shy ones dressed right up. Giving people something to look forward to and participate in whatever level they feel most comfortable with can really make the most out of an ordinary summer weekend.

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