Have you ever been inside a Halloween store? You know, the ones that always pop up about two months or so prior to October 31st, then are gone within a week or so after? Picture one in your mind. Imagine all of the different costumes, colourful wigs, and the endless selection of makeup that is able to mask the wearer as a mime, or a witch, or maybe even the opposite sex.
Now imagine what an upscale, ritzy hotel would look like if an entire chain of Halloween stores threw up into the main lobby. If you can picture this, you have a pretty accurate idea of what an anime convention looks likeone big disorganized costume party, but without all of the drunk teenagers.
A tall, lanky girl of about seventeen with cotton candy coloured hair scurries past me, cradling what I think is a pair of headphones with butterfly wings attached to the earpieces. 'I feel like I should know who