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Art, Anime, and CosPlay in Murrieta all sponsor S.A.F.E. Kids

Cosplay event in murrieta

On Saturday September 7, 2013, from 2:30 p.m. -6 p.m. come to the Murrieta Community Center  for the 1st Annual Art, Anime & Cosplay Expo. Come dressed as your favorite anime/manga, comic, fantasy or video game character.

(NOTE: This is a family-friendly event so no explicit, adult attire will be permitted.)   

 Tickets to the event are $10 pre-sale, or $15 at the door. Tickets are limited, available for purchase:  www.Artcosplayexpo.com.

 What is CosPlay? 

If you don’t know the trend, Cosplay is the wearing of costumes to represent an anime or 2D or film character, typically worn at anime or comic book conventions. Typically, people choose characters with whom they relate, dress up, and get into character both internally and externally. Its an art of personal expression, now coming to Murrieta, California.

A Cosplay costume contest will take place at 4 p.m. so bring your most creative effort.

What’s at the Art, Anime & Cosplay Expo? 

Local vendors in the genre of anime, art and comics are coming out of the woodwork, and include Tokyo Lifestyle. See the talented artists art show off fantasy themed art sponsored by Big Foot Graphics, and watch how it’s done with live drawing demonstrations by elite artists from Big Foot Graphics.

Other entertainments will include a Princess Tutu tribute by Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theater, a Karate and martial arts demonstration by Kobushi Shotokan Karate-Do, and improv by PRN Improvocations.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

All for a good cause:

Proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profits, Safe Alternatives for Everyone’s P.A.L. Program that helps youth and children and Reignite, which helps women gain skills to re-enter the workforce.

S.A.F.E. is a non-profit agency in Temecula that is committed to providing programs and services to children, youth and families in Southwest Riverside County who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and family violence.

For more information on S.A.F.E.’s services online: www.safefamiliesca.org

or call 951-587-3900

The Art, Anime, and Cosplay Expo is located at the Murrieta Community Center: 41810 Juniper Street, Murrieta 92562

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

2 comments on “Art, Anime, and CosPlay in Murrieta all sponsor S.A.F.E. Kids

  1. larry@thewinemakerstour.com
    August 30, 2013

    Have you been in contact the director of SAFE Melissa Donaldson?   Tressa   


  2. Ashley Ludwig
    August 30, 2013

    Tressa, we know Melissa, and Patti Drew as well. Let me know if you’d like to meet with them?


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