Kawaii Kon 2009 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Kawaii Kon 2009 | Hawaii Convention Center

This past weekend I attended Kawaii Kon at the Hawaii Convention Center. I went back and forth on going (since I’m not really into anime and already had a busy day planned for Saturday), but eventually curiousity won me over and I decided to go.

The event took place from Friday-Sunday, but I was recommended to come on Saturday. My friend Alex and I got there around 3pm and it was crowded as all hell. We purchased our wrist bands and then explored the various rooms.  The highlight of our day, however, was just sitting outside together people watching. It was really interesting to see everyone in costume. Most of the characters I didn’t recognize, but when I did, I got excited. I saw a really kick ass Bumble Bee, heard there was also a kick ass Optimus Prime, and even saw a cute lil soot ball from Spirited Away. We didn’t stick around for the cosplay showcase (it was getting late and I wouldn’t have known what was going on anyway), but had a really fun time just hanging out and people watching.

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