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Anime Expo 2014

No need to pinch yourself. This is not a dream.

But if you drive along Figueroa Street this weekend, you still may feel like a character in a comic book. 

Anime and manga characters are roaming around downtown Los Angeles for the annual Anime Expo at the Convention Center.

Cosplay opens an entire new world for anime fans to become the characters they love. Many act out scenes from the stories. 

Most of the costumes are handmade.

And some people feel more like themselves while in cosplay than out in the "real" world. 

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