a camera would've been handy
It was raining when we left the MFA
Saturday afternoon, so the missus and I decided to wait it out at the Prudential
, a mall/convention center/office building place downtown. First thing we saw after getting off the train is a grown-ass man in a Link
costume. As we walked to the food court we saw several dozen more people in various ridiculous costumes. We get to the food court and every other person is wearing something stupid and outlandish. We noticed a few Sailor Moon
s, some Final Fantasy
characters, two dudes dressed up like Mario and Luigi, and then a hundred or so more in costumes I've never seen before. A good third of the costumed mass were unattractive nerd girls wearing far too little clothing. Our "what the fuck" was entirely justified. Then we learned that Anime Boston 2006
was being held at the convention center next door. Had we known, a camera would've most definitely been upon us. Now I'll never know if the sight of Khyron the Backstabber
eating a burrito was real or mere fantasy.
Wait, here are some other dude's pictures
. It's not nearly as noteworthy when they're not sipping on an Orange Julius.