The Bazaar was a Japan themed bazaar. There were also band competition, dance cover competition, etc. But the most interesting competition for me was the Cosplay Contest.
According to Wikipedia, the meaning of Cosplay is: "Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a contraction (or portmanteau) of the English words "costume" and "play", is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, Japanese movies, or Japanese pop music bands. However, in some circles, "cosplay" has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume."
I found it interesting because these kids were serious about the costumes and they posed and acted accordingly to the characters. So serious that some costumes were made painstakingly and very detail, it so related with crafting.
The fun part about the cosplayers, they never said no to be photographed, so my son and I were busy chasing characters we knew, either from anime or the games and taking pictures of them! We were like two star strucked kids, lol!
We chased and dragged this cosplayer of Lady Gaga to our booth to be photographed together, lol!
She (actually it's a he) actually wasn't an anime or Manga or even a Japanese character...but who cares, lol...
Naruto...one of very few anime character I'm familiar with :D
My son with one of the Power Rangers :D