Cosplay abounds at Anime Milwaukee 2017

Cosplay abounds at Anime Milwaukee 2017

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Three-day convention, Anime Milwaukee, brought all things Japanese to downtown Milwaukee

Did you stumble across a few Pikachus or Zeldas this past weekend?

Don’t worry, you didn’t have a few too many cocktails, you’re eyes were correct: this weekend Downtown Milwaukee was taken over by all things Japanese for the 10th annual Anime Milwaukee.

Hundreds of table set up in the Wisconsin Center this past Saturday sold outfits, toys and plenty of Japanese gifts.Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Hundreds of table set up in the Wisconsin Center this past Saturday sold various outfits, toys and Japanese gifts.

The three-day convention brought in over 10,000 attendees to Wisconsin Center for a nonstop event featuring live speakers, gaming, meet-ups, competitions and, of course, plenty of cosplay.

As anime amateurs, we stopped by this Saturday and Sunday to see what all of the commotion was about and, turns out, had a surprisingly fantastic time.

Check out our audio recap and some favorite photos from Anime Milwaukee 2017 below:

 

Cheese! Two youngsters sport their costumes on Sunday as the 11th Doctor Who and Ana from Frozen. Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Cheese! Two youngsters sport their costumes on Sunday as the 11th Doctor Who and Ana from Frozen.

Danielle Buaer, Kalia Keiser and Melissa Stevens enjoy the final day of Anime Milwaukee.

Danielle Buaer, Kalia Keiser and Melissa Stevens enjoy the final day of Anime Milwaukee.

Cosplayers Simon Thibadu and John Drinkwater enjoy the sunshine outside of the convention center. Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Cosplayers Simon Thibadu and John Drinkwater enjoy the sunshine outside of the convention center.

Cosplayer visits the gaming section on Sunday dressed as Noface from Spirited Away. Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Cosplayer John Roberts visits the gaming section on Sunday dressed as Noface from Spirited Away.

Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
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A group gathers inside the Wisconsin Center for a cosplay character meet up. Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

A group gathers inside the Wisconsin Center for a cosplay character meet up.

Makenzie Boettcher | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee