Demon warriors snapped photos of ninjas while cat-eared maids chatted up Buddhist monks and faceless nurses posed for the camera.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fun seeing someone dressed up as a character you like,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dryden, one of hundreds who attended last weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Anime South convention. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You rush over and say Ã¢â‚¬ËœOh, I love that character!Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬â€ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve made a lot of friends that way.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Dryden, who would only give her first name, came as a cyborg warrior from the anime Ã¢â‚¬â€ Japanese cartoon movies and television shows Ã¢â‚¬â€ Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ghost in the Shell.Ã¢â‚¬Â She wore a backless formal gown, then switching to a gray combat jumpsuit, though her purple hair and red-contact-lensed eyes stayed the same.
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