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Photos: International Sailor Moon Day Brings Cosplayers Out To Griffith Park
While these Sailor Moon fans weren't fighting evil by moonlight, they were definitely winning love by daylight. Our love, that is, for their costumes at the International Sailor Moon Day (ISMD) gathering at Griffith Park.
Cosplayers got together on Saturday for a casual summer picnic at the Los Feliz park, which temporarily served as the Moon Kingdom for the day. Fans of the beloved Japanese manga-turned-anime series got to meet fellow Sailor Soldiers, play Sailor Moon trivia, and sing along to the anime's theme song. If you need a refresher, here you go:
We saw some folks (included an adorable dog) dressed up as our own Meatball Head (AKA Sailor Moon), Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon's love interest), as well as the rest of the soldiers, including Sailor Mars, Venus and Neptune. And if you were wondering what Captain America was doing at the event, there's Sailor-Moon-meets-Captain-America mash-up artwork out there.
According to the Creators Project, the ISMD started in 2012 in New York City with a meet-up and has since grown to other cities throughout the world—from San Francisco to Vancouver.
If this event doesn't have you chanting, "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!" we don't know what will.