Nonstop photographer Eric Baranda dropped in to check out the costumes and the scene when anime conference Kawaii Kon held an all-ages costume party and release party for the limited-edition Kawaii Kon 2012 pin at Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki Saturday afternoon. The party included a smoothie bar, live performances by local band Eleven Staples and a rocker cosplay contest for everyone who came dressed up.
Kawaii Kon happens March 16-18 at the Hawaii Convention Center. For more information about the Kon, visit www.kawaii-kon.org.
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