Last weekend was held in brno: The Anime Fest, the oldest and largest anime and manga convention in czech Republic. More than 1000 visitors and fans gathered to enjoy a rich program with conferences, workshops and protection of movies.
The most interesting and visual part is obviously the attendees who in their majority where dressed as their favorite anime/manga character, in other words they were the real stars.
As fan that I am too, although "old school', I remember my days watching the adventures of Saint Seiya or Knights of the Zodiac, Captian Tsubasa known too as Flash Kicker, Lady Oscar, Candy Candy, and the best of all ever Goku and his friends in Dragon ball. And as a fan I wanted to portrait this fantasy world in a way that look like an anime with all its colors and fancy hairstyles.
So the words that I most pronounced those days were: "Mužu ty fotit?" that means "Can I take you a picture" plus some other little instructions in me poor czech but at the end I could survive, I could made myself understood plus the fact that many of them were acting as their characters which help me to make more interesting portraits.
One of the things that most caught my attention were the contacts glasses that make them look as animals. Simply great!
And of course the pretty girls:
This the first time I attend this kind of events and I really enjoyed, see all these young people (I am as well very young in spirit) living and sharing their fantasy world was a cool experience. So for next year my promise to myself is attend again but this time with a costume, which one? I don't know yet.
Want to see more great photos? have a look to the Animefest photo gallery in my website.