Osaka's Nipponbashi, affectionately called "Den Den Town", plays host to the Nipponbashi Street Festa, a lively and large-scale festival that features everything from music to robot performers. It's most known for bringing out extremely talented cosplayers, with as many as 250,000 people in attendance last year. Traffic closes down for the parade of festival attendees proudly showing off their homemade hard work costumes, and this year had plenty of awesome cosplayers ready to pose.

Showing off costumes of characters from popular movies, anime, and video games, here are some of the cosplay highlights from the 2017 Nipponbashi Street Festa.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.