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MetroCon Tampa fans display their love for Anime in costume

Don’t be shocked if you see the Mario Bros or Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail walking around Tampa this weekend. The annual MetroCon brings fans of Anime in full costume to the annual event which features celebrity guest appearances and exhibitors.
Diamond Thompson and Sanaysha Young as Luigi and Mario pose for a portrait at MetroCon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Tampa. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
Diamond Thompson and Sanaysha Young as Luigi and Mario pose for a portrait at MetroCon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Tampa. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Published Jul. 14
Mindy Swartz as Inky Bendy.
Crissy Elrick as Belladonna, left, and Ricketta Sanchez as Ricketta Croft.


Jasper Pacifico as Meenah, left, and Kole Dominguez as Vriska from Homestuck.
Cory Fowler as Natsu Dragneel, left, and Dakotah Fullerton as Lucy Heatfilia from Fairy Tail.
Guests in costume make their way down the escalator at MetroCon Saturday.
Patrick Barron as an Abyss Watcher from Dark Souls 3.
Brian Long and Ryan Vickery play some music for guests passing by at MetroCon Saturday.
Cat Torres as Taako Taaco, left, and Brianna Bounds as Mettaton from Undertale.

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