The 21st annual Anime Expo wrapped up in Los Angeles Monday. Nearly 50,000 people passed through the L.A. Convention Center during the four-day festival.
Many convention-goers were sporting anime-inspired costumes. Mark Alvarez spent three months making his Blue Frame costume — a full robot-type suit complete with shoulder-mounted rocket engines.
"I've met a few people here," Alvarez said. "I've actually introduced a lot of people to this convention and they love it. They've never seen anything like it. It's basically like Halloween in July, and hey, why not, lets go for it!"