It is that holiday season. But if there is one celebration you must attend, it has to be Florida’s holiday themed convention: Holiday Matsuri. Before spending the holidays with your family, hang out with your friends at this convention. There will be cosplay, videogames and anime to indulge your desires. Maybe you can even pick out some unique presents for those otaku in your life :J.
There are a lot to be done at this convention. On top of the usual costume and cosplay contests, there will also be a Holiday Runway Costume contest where contestants make cosplay variations of their favorite characters. Another unique contest is the Pokémon Super Contest, which has pokemon cosplayers go up on stage and show off their costumes and their “moves”.
Gamers should also be on the lookout, Monster Hunter Live! needs your help tracking down and eliminating the grinchy Velociprey. Hunters will be armed with boffer swords to take down this menace before he steals the holiday presents. After the hunt you can relax with fellow gamers as panels on the hit Monster Hunter franchise take place. One can also take part in the Soul Edge Challenge, where fans can participate in a boffer sword tournament to win the Soul Edge sword from the hit fighting game Soul Calibur.
Special events such as the Toys for Tots Benefit Ball, lets fans share the holiday spirit with those that truly need it, something we shouldn’t forget during this holiday season. On another note there will also be a Maid Café to sample some unique treats. My Little Pony fans will also have their own event known as the My Little Pony Party, which has fans show off their knowledge, costumes, and more on the hit show.
Special guests will also be there in abundance such as:
- Scott McNeil- a voice actor famous for his parts in Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, and Fullmetal Alchemist to name a few.
- Brittney Karbowski- a voice actress famous for her parts in Soul Eater and Xenosaga.
- Chii Sakurabi – a Japanese pop singer from Tokyo will also be in attendance.
- JoEllen Elam- aka Lillyxandra, is a costume designer from LA that shares her talents with the cosplay world, find out more about this talented person HERE.
- PikaBelleChu- Is the princess of all things Pokemon (especially Pikachu). She currently holds the record for the largest Pokemon collection in the world, find out more HERE.
This will be the last convention of the year here in Florida but I hope you all have a great holiday.
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