Category Archives: Cosplay

The Cosplayers of Colorado Anime Fest 2016

So after meandering about at the first (confirmed) annual Colorado Anime Fest we took pictures of all the lovely folks we met. Now unfortunately, due to a setting on my camera there were a couple of cosplayers that I wasn’t able to develop the photos of. So for those not included, I do apologize. That being said though, scope the rest of the awesome folks below:   Of course we will post all the images to our Facebook page, so should you want to tag yourself, you can certainly do so. If you are any of the folks in this album and want a copy of a higher res image send us...


Why Cosplay is Wonderful and Totally Worth It

Over the past year of running this site, going to conventions, and interviewing and hanging out with cosplayers, I have started to understand what drives people to cosplay and what makes cons so much fun. Fortunately, while at Nan Desu Kan in Denver, I was able to sit down with a few of them to ask all about the culture, the drive, and the reward behind why cosplay is wonderful. First and foremost, for those into anime, or rather fandom in general, who haven’t been to a con yet; do yourself a favor and go. Ignoring all the awesome panels, merch, artists, and activities (just for the sake of argument), cosplay and...


Top 10 Cosplays of NDK 2015

Nan Desu Kan is the largest anime convention in Colorado. And with anime conventions, there is cosplay, of course. So over the course of the three days spent at the Nan Desu Kan we saw a lot of cosplayers. Below are our top 10 favorites from the convention. There were a bunch of attendees and we did our best to get pictures of everyone, although we may not have all of them we certainly did our best. So without further ado here are our top 10 favorites (of everyone we were able to get a picture of). 10. Lilith – Darkstalkers 9. Doof Warrior – Mad Max: Fury Road Who could forget...


NDK Day 3 Cosplayers

As the con began to slow down, we still had a great opportunity to see more cosplayers. It may have been the last day of Nan Desu Kan, but everyone was still out and about flooding the 16th street mall in downtown Denver. Below are the people we met while attending NDK day 3! We were very lucky to meet such wonderful people and have an opportunity to get to know everyone and discuss our collective love of anime. As NDK day 3 came to a close, we at BentoByte can say that we had a ton of fun getting to see all the hard work everyone has been putting...


NDK Day 2 Cosplayers

Here is our NDK day 2 compilation album. To reiterate what we said in our last post, if we don’t know what an outfit is from and you do, leave us a comment so we can update it. Once all three days of images have been uploaded, we will post all the pictures across our social media sites. What were some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!


NDK Day 1 Cosplayers

This weekend was Nan Desu Kan here in Denver. While out and about we met some spectacular people and saw some intricate and fun cosplays. Below are some of the people we met while at NDK day 1 of the event! Now I am not always an expert on which shows, games, or other media source all of these characters derive from, so if you do, let us know in the comments so we can update the images. Over the next couple of days we will also be uploading these images across our many social media sites. So if you want to tag yourself, tag away!


Tokyo in Tulsa: A Safe Haven for Weirdos

Thousands of eager anime fans swarmed to Tokyo in Tulsa, July 17-19th. An array of glorious cosplays seemed to stop traffic in downtown Tulsa, with varying reactions to a beautiful occurrence: many of Oklahoma’s nerds had united in one place! For those who deeply enjoy table top games and role playing, there was an entire floor devoted to playing these games, with plenty of others who share the interests. Many who enjoy such activities have gone most of their lives being told how weird and borderline unacceptable it is to play Dungeons and Dragons and the like; at Tokyo in Tulsa, you can find an abundance of fellow fans to...


Fan Friday 7/24/2015 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the Internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. For this week’s Fan Friday, are featuring a fantastic cosplayer, by the name of Jackie Chi, cosplaying the cute and lovable Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Such a great cosplay, don’t you agree? As a pretty big fan of the series, it always puts a smile on my face...


Fan Friday 7/17/15 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. This week we are proud to be featuring the awesome Osako and her great cosplay of Yoshino from Date A Live I swear that is just one of the best Yoshino cosplays I have seen but sadly that is all we have for today. If you would like to see...


Cosplayers of Anime Expo 2015

When someone says Anime Expo, many things might come to mind–artist alley, the exhibit hall booths, the panels the list goes on. But for many of us, at the top of that list is a culture that triumphs, a culture that some convention goers attending the Anime Expo 2015 go for exclusively: cosplaying.  This year, we saw a myriad of talented cosplayers and decided to share just a small handful.  Check out some talented fans who love the characters they watch with their fabric creations and see if you can recognize them all from Anime Expo 2015!    This was only a sample of the vast amount of cosplay we saw at Anime Expo 2015. Unfortunately,...


Fan Friday 7/10/15 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. This week I am very happy to be featuring the ever so talented Melanie Winther, or as most people know her Ayato Cosplay, cosplaying as the very lovely Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2 Thats a really awesome cosplay isn’t but sadly thats all we have for today. If you would...


Fan Friday 7/3/15 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. This week we are featuring featuring yet another awesome cosplayer , Riiri-chan, cosplaying as no one other than the beautiful Jibril from No Game No Life. Well I guess that’s it for today. If you liked what you just saw then why not stop by her facebook page and...


Fan Friday 6/25/15 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. This week we will be featuring the wonderful Vert-Vixen cosplaying as one of my favorite Street Fighter characters, Cammy. You really have to appreciate the small details she has added to this cosplay Like the small scar on the lower left side of her face. Not many people do this when...


Fan Friday 6/5/15 – Cosplay

Welcome to BentoByte’s Fan Friday, where our main goal is to showcase some of the most amazing cosplay and fan art found around the internet. This is a place where we can give some love to those who dedicate so much of their time and effort, out of pure passion for what they love, to make such amazing works of art. This week I will be featuring yet another wonderful cosplayer. Simply known as light_bow on reddit, is cosplaying as the very beautiful and lovely Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess. [masterslider id=”4″] Such an amazing cosplay, don’t you agree.? Well I guess that’s it for today. If you liked what...


Top 20 Cosplays of Denver Comic Con

Over the course of three days spent at the Denver Comic Con we saw a lot of cosplay. Below are our top 20 favorites from the convention. To be fair, if you thought there were others, we did the best we could to take pictures of everyone. I would tell you the evaluation criteria we used…… but some of them were arbitrary. However, most were selected due to the impressiveness of the outfits. 20. Tidus – Final Fantasy X Tidus, from the iconic title in the Final Fantasy series, was one of the first characters to have in game real emotions and audio. Tidus also became a favorite of ours since...