The JICC's tent at the Otakon Matsuri!
The JICC handing out bags and information about Japan.
A look at the long line in front of the JICC tent!
Sporting a colorful kimono and a wild hairdo.
Cosplayers from far and wide came to try their hand at kendama!
Keeping her JICC bag close at hand!
This gentleman won one of the biggest prizes after being the first to clear all kendama levels. Congratulations!
Keep your eye on the ball.
Selecting publications demands careful consideration. These two Otakon attendees examine their options.
The line for the JICC tent grew long.
Looking snazzy in your new origami samurai helmet!
A test of patience at the JICC tent!
Otakon participants donning their bags from the JICC!
Two guests enjoying a bite and beating the Baltimore heat in yukata.
This kendama winner sewed her entire costume, very impressive!
This Otakon attendee carefully considers kendama...
...ultimately deciding to go for gold.
Colorful yukata, Lolita outfits, and parasols filled the streets of Baltimore. These friends were excited to show off their outfits to the JICC.
We have no idea who these cosplayers are suppsoed to be, but they sure look happy to be at Otakon 2011!
This group of cosplaying friends tried their hand at kendama, but decided they were better suited for a photo shoot.
This dark angel's parasol keeps her safe from the intense summer sun.
These Otakon attendees make it very clear what they will and will not do.
This group of friends came dressed for fun at Otakon.
JICC origami master Alex helps one anime fan create a samurai helmet from newspaper! Ganbatte!
Quite the costume!
Ramune, the samurai's drink of choice.
Behind this fan's easy smile is the iron will of a samurai.
Happy to be at Otakon.
Strike a pose!
Baltimore School of Rock puts on a show for Otakon matsuri participants.
It looks like they're having a blast!
Two of the JICC's youngest and most charming visitors of the afternoon, dressed as Captain America and Togekiss.
Two "Death Note" cosplayers.
A schoolgirl wielding a scythe? Nothing is out of the ordinary at Otakon.
Rockin' the parasol!
These five came donning very impressive costumes!
More kendama. Concentrate!
Chichiro and Susuwatari from Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" even made an appearance! Kawaii yo!
A cosplaying couple poses for the JICC's camera.
Two kimono angels looking classy!
A Lolita fashion cosplayer flaunts her stylish outfit.
Japan and China Hetalia cosplayers, looking ready for Otakon 2011!
Over 30,000 fans attended Otakon this year.
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu, Elizabeth!
Edward and Alphonse Elric from "Fullmetal Alchemist" enjoying Otakon!
Red Link from "The Legend of Zelda," ready to take on any villain, including that giant pink bear behind him.