And finally, let loose your inner Japanese schoolgirl or sword-wielding, spike-haired dude at Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast's End of Summer Party and Cosplay Contest, happening from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Belmar Japanese pop-culture emporium. There will be Japanese snacks, music, video, deals, prizes for costumes and bloody-mouthed icon Gloomy Bear in person. The whole thing is being touted as a precursor to cosplay paradise: the upcoming Nan Desu Kan anime convention coming to Denver in September. And it's all free, too. Find Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast at 445 S. Saulsbury, Space E, on Belmar's Block 7 in Lakewood. Get info online or call 303-872-7706.
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