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Anime Expo 2008 – Kappa Cosplay

July 3 - 6, 2008 – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA


While not from a specific manga or anime series, Robert's take on the Japanese mythological kappa caught a lot of eyes.
Kappa cosplay at Anime Expo 2008, Los Angeles, CA

Robert G. as a Japanese kappa

© Deb Aoki

Kappas are mythological monsters who often appear in Japanese ghost stories, and lately, in a lot of manga and anime. These aquatic creatures have turtle shells and a basin of water on their head, and are similar to trolls in Western mythology.

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