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A New Cosplay Expo Is Heading To A Japanese Garden This Weekend

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A Japanese Garden in the Valley will host their first cosplay event this weekend and offer a beautiful setting for attendees. Now that BlizzCon, Comikaze and Comic Con have passed, you're probably looking for another chance to show off your best cosplay gear. Well, you're in luck. The brand new Cosplay Expo hosted at The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys will offer cosplayers cool backdrops for photo shoots, costume workshops and repairs, and more. The event will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and also feature delicious bites from several L.A. food trucks.

While the Japanese Garden is not typically available for photo shoots without renting the place, the event will give attendees the chance to get some really killer shots with the manicured greenery, waterfalls and ponds, multiple bridges, a traditional tea house and more in the background. There will also be volunteer photographers on hand to take you photos and hook you up with the photos for a small fee. They'll also be offering special garden tours throughout the day. And if you're looking to refine your cosplay game, the workshops cover costume design, wig styling, posing, Photoshop and more. And should you need any patchwork or repairs for your costume—perhaps after having too much fun in the garden—you can get help with that, too.

At the adjacent lot of Woodley Park next to the Japanese Garden, there will be a variety of food trucks, including Belly Bombz, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito and Tokyo Doggie Style. Just try not to spill any food on your costume.

Admission to the Cosplay Expo is $15 ($10 for kids aged 6 to 12) and tickets can be purchased here.

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The Japanese Garden is located at 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, (818) 756-8166

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