Anime Central- The Most Extravagant Anime Convention In The Midwest! With Interview of Cosplayer @inisitu

Anime Central- The Most Extravagant Anime Convention In The Midwest! With Interview of Cosplayer @inisitu


If there is any convention you want to check out in the Midwest, then Anime Central is the perfect one for you! It caters to all of your anime needs, from gaming to figures and more!

Anime Central is one of the largest anime conventions in the country, and the largest one in the Midwest. It has been the goal of many avid anime fans and cosplayers alike to attend this convention, and there is many reasons why that is!

Image result for anime central

For starters, Anime Central has a wide variety of incredible guests that come every year. This past convention had many great guests, including Lauren Landa (voice of Sailor Neptune in the most recent Sailor Moon dub and Annie Leonhardt in Attack on Titan) and Micah Solusad (voice of Soul of Soul Eater and Yurio of Yuri on Ice!!!). Anime Central also has a large set of performers that appear each year, as they fantastic concerts and live performances each night. Some of the honorary musicians that appeared was the Japanese group fhana (best known for their opening theme for the hit anime Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) and DJ performances by DJ Khek and DJ Kagamine. While the information for Anime Central 2019 guests have not appeared yet, there will surely be even more amazing appearances next year!


Out of everything that draws attendees to Anime Central the most though, it is certainly the high-quality cosplay scene. As a cosplayer myself, I have been told countless of times that I had to go to Anime Central, as it was the epitome of anime conventions. In a way, they had even treated it like the World Series: you had to bring your “A Game”.

When you walk into the convention center, you can quite honestly see what makes them think that! You have countless amounts of intricate, long-spent-on cosplays covering the floor. Photographers surround them as if there was a celebrity in the room (and sometimes there really are celebrity cosplayers there!). I was able to talk with a cosplayer, named Iris Goldstein, while at Anime Central, and they gave great insight into what it was like to work on these difficult, but rewarding cosplays! She had made her own Widowmaker (from the hit video game series Overwatch), and all that she had gone through to make it was incredible!

Image result for inisitu instagram widowmaker

(Permission given by Iris Goldstein, or @inisitu on Instagram)

M: What motivated you to do Widowmaker? Have you been a fan of the Overwatch series for awhile?

I: Honestly, Widowmaker has one of my absolute favorite character designs in any piece of media I’ve seen. I’ve loved Overwatch since I watched the Alive trailer, which was also a big reason as to why I cosplayed her.

M: How long did it take for you to fully complete the costume?

I: I started making the cosplay back in February, right after Anime Milwaukee. It took about three months to complete everything.

M: What would you say was the most difficult part to do?

I: The hardest parts were definitely the armor and the gun! It took me about two of the three months to complete.

M: Overall, what draws you into cosplay? How long have you been doing it for?

I: I think the thing that really draws me into cosplay is being able to look and as similar to and embody a character as well as possible, mainly because I have a strong background in aesthetics and looks. It’s a really great outlet for me! I’ve been cosplaying since around 2014, with Anime Midwest 2015 being my first convention.

M: Thank you so much for the interview! Do you have any quick advice for cosplayers who are just starting to get into sewing/designing their own cosplays?

I: No problem! For beginners, I would say be patient and think everything through as much as you possibly can. Also, make sure you have materials for every little aspect of the costume, no matter how small or miniscule it might seem. Detail and patience make for an amazing costume!

Image result for inisitu instagram widowmaker

(Permission given by Iris Goldstein or @inisitu on Instagram)

Anime Central for sure is the convention you want to go to experience both the anime and cosplay community at its peak. More information will be released in the next upcoming months about the 2019 event.  You can also check out my cosplay Instagram @megdacop as well!

128 thoughts on “Anime Central- The Most Extravagant Anime Convention In The Midwest! With Interview of Cosplayer @inisitu

  1. Hi there! Quick question that’s totally off topic.

    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog
    looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem.
    If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Thank you!

  2. I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check once more here frequently.
    I am relatively sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  3. You’re so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read through a single thing like
    that before. So wonderful to discover someone with a few unique thoughts on this
    topic. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with
    some originality!

  4. Usually I do not read article on blogs, but I wish
    to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do so!
    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.

  5. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and
    tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just
    so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.
    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!
    2CSYEon cheap flights

  6. Magnificent site. A lot of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing
    in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your effort!
    cheap flights y2yxvvfw

  7. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you
    are just extremely great. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it.
    You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise.
    I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific site.

  8. You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be actually one thing which I believe I’d never understand.
    It kind of feels too complicated and very extensive for me.
    I’m having a look ahead to your next put up,
    I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  9. I am now not positive the place you’re getting your
    info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time studying much more or working out more.
    Thanks for great information I was in search of this info
    for my mission.

  10. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well
    as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it
    yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing,
    it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

  11. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your website offered us with valuable information to work on. You have
    performed a formidable activity and our whole group will
    be grateful to you.

  12. Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar
    one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses?
    If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you
    can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very
    much appreciated.

  13. I am sure this article has touched all the internet users, its really really fastidious piece
    of writing on building up new web site.

  14. What i don’t understood is if truth be told how you’re now not really much more smartly-favored than you
    might be right now. You’re very intelligent. You already
    know thus considerably in the case of this matter, produced
    me personally believe it from so many numerous angles. Its like
    men and women are not fascinated until it is one thing to do
    with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs nice. At all times care for it up!

  15. I think this is one of the most vital information for me.
    And i’m happy reading your article. However should statement on few
    basic things, The web site taste is perfect, the articles is
    in reality great : D. Just right task, cheers

  16. I just like the valuable information you provide for your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am somewhat sure I will be informed lots of new stuff proper right here!
    Best of luck for the following!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.