Believe it or not, Mike and I had never been to Katsucon until this year. It is held only about half an hour away from where we live, but somehow the timing never worked out for us to attend. However, when we heard that Cowbutt Cruchies Cosplay and Jedimanda were hosting an event called the Cosplay Met Gala at Katsucon 2020, focused on showcasing designer takes on pop culture characters, we knew we had to see that.
The event was organized as a meetup and runway walk on Friday afternoon. Mike and I were there primarily as photographers (though we did a casual cosplay as Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen–reporters covering the gala!). Before the con, cosplayers had the chance to submit their designs, some of which were then chosen to have featured runway walks. Others that were not chosen were still welcome to come pose in groups for photos before the walk.
A photo Mike took of me among the other photographers waiting for the runway walk
A photo I took of Mike (sitting on the ground in the green khaki jacket). Closest to me in the foreground are our photographer friends Angela, Lea and Dan.
Some of the cosplayers in the group photo portion of the event
Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay kicking off the runway walk portion
Fire Tigress and Molly
Zavage Cosplay and Owl and Coffee
Evil B Costumes and Sewcialist Revolution
Elemental Photography and Design
There was a slight costume malfunction during the walk, but everything was easily fixed!
Lizard Leigh did a cool quick change!
Here is a short video of the massive group photo at the end.
And the whole group gathered together!
Thank you to Cowbutt Cruchies Cosplay and Jedimanda for hosting an amazing event!