And that just might be the best way to say it.

This year’s winter Comic Market has drawn to a close. It’s the last big otaku (geek) event of the year and the last chance for all the cosplayers to gather in a major way and strut their stuff.

Let’s have a look at some of the standouts:

This year’s winter Comic Market ran from December 29 to December 31. See ya next year!

Top image:@golgosticker, @tanohiro & @Yutaske

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