PHOTOS: Cosplayers don’t hold back at Animé Los Angeles 17 in Long Beach

Thousands of cosplayers showed up for the fan-run animé convention that took over the Long Beach Convention Center Friday, Jan. 7. The animé convention runs through Sunday, Jan. 9 with a host of anime-related programming, fashion shows, live music performances, and even dance battles. Registration has closed, but attendees can still purchase tickets at the door. Prices for entry range from $30 for a single day. Click here to learn more and see tickets prices.

Noel Samayoa and Ash Palace pose in cosplay outside of the Long Beach Convention Center during the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime fans gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center for the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center in cosplay for group photographs. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Eli Casey and Maple Cagle walk out of the Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Eli Casey and Maple Cagle in cosplay at the Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside the Long Beach Convention Center steps for group photographs. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

The Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center in Downtown Long Beach. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime fans gather at the Long Beach Convention Center for the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Inoi, an anime cosplay fan, dresses up at the Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime fans gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center for Anime Los Angeles. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Sofia Davis pets a bunny named Luke Skyhopper on her way to attend the Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime fans dress in Resident Evil cosplay at the Anime Los Angeles convention in Downtown Long Beach, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Sharmaine Encaeo and Janet Gavia pose in cosplay outside of the Convention Center. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center for group photos. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Sarah Fried poses in cosplay outside of the the Long Beach Convention Center during the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Elliot Gold incorporates a mask into their cosplay during the Anime Los Angeles convention at the Long Beach Convention Center. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center for group photographs. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center for group photographs. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Julianna Tucker poses with Resident Evil cosplayers outside of the Long Beach Convention Center during the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Justin Latorre dressed in cosplay outside of the Long Beach Convention Center during the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Anime Los Angeles convention attendees gather outside of the Long Beach Convention Center, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Justin Latorre dressed in cosplay outside of the Long Beach Convention Center during the Anime Los Angeles convention. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Photo by Sarahi Apaez.

Animé Los Angeles 17 convention attendees cross First Street in Downtown Long Beach Thursday, Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

Cosplayers attending the Animé Los Angeles 17 convention at the Long Beach Convention Center cross Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Friday, Jan. 7, 2021. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the name of the convention in several captions. 

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Sarahi Apaez is a Long Beach Post contributor who centers her reporting skills on photographs and videos. When she’s not focusing her lens, she’s focusing her balance as she bombs down the boulevards of Long Beach’s streets on her roller skates.
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