|Lunar Fest shoot with my friend Richard|
After the event ended, it was at the back of my mind that the area would be a great area for cosplay photoshoots. During the event, there was heavy Japanese representation, except on the cosplay end. I felt that there should be more cosplay representation since it fit perfectly with the event. After Anime Expo 2011, I had the pleasure of attending a Corona cosplay gathering that had a pleasant amount of cosplay representation. During Anime Expo and this Corona cosplay gathering, it occurred to me that there was actually quite a bit of cosplayers in the Inland Empire. Putting two and two together I thought that it would be nice if we had a cosplay gathering at the Riverside Lunar Festival.