Alternating between Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Tama Zoological Park and Ueno Zoo, every year, in February or March, zoo officials and municipal police/fire departments coordinate an escaped animal drill. This year, the February 2nd scenario was that earthquake damage resulted in an escaped zebra. And, as in past years, an embraced opportunity for a person to run around in an animal suit made for quite the spectacle.
Tokyo-based cosplay costume/goods company ACOS, which has 13 stores across Japan, has started accepting pre-orders for the male and female school uniforms of U.A. High School from Kohei Horikoshi's action shonen manga series Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, for April 21 releases. Check the details after the jump!
Have any of you enterprising cosplayers out ever ran into the problem of wanting to dress up as some of the "less constrained" characters in anime fandom, but didn't want your goodies on display? Well, these censored tights concept might be just the thing to make that fantasy Ryuko Matoi costume a reality! Hit the jump to check 'em out!
Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company Cospa has announced the top 10 sales ranking of its anime/game character costumes for the year 2015 on series basis. Keeping last year's momentum, the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise again took the top place. Check the cosplay top-seller ranking of 2015 after the jump.
The alwatys-epic Winter Comic Market convention has just wrapped up in Japan, but the cosplay videos have just begun! After the jump, enjoy some highlights from day one!
COSPATIO, a Japanese maker of cosplay costumes and accessories, is releasing a maid outfit that will allow fans to dress up as Shirley Medison, the heroine of Shirley, Kaoru Mori's heartwarming 2003 period piece manga about a maid and her master living in England during the Edwardian era. Hit the jump to learn more.
Comiket's rules for cosplayers aren't like the ones you might be familiar with from western anime conventions. Their guidelines are not only for the observers but also for the cosplayers. That's good, because it kept the public safe from the guns on display from the likes of cosplayer, body builder and rugby player Kuro Mario as the heroine of Himouto! Umaru-chan (or maybe her main in Space Stream Fighter IV) and bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu as Street Fighter's Zangief.
On December 23rd, cyclists gathered for '15 X'Mas Cross in Kurondo Pond in Ikoma, Nara Japan. The race consists of many laps of a short, wooded trails with obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount, and opened with a LeMans style sprint to the bikes.Along with normal competition rules, the event held exhibition races in SS (single-speed, you've probably heard anime refer to these as granny bikes) and Santa Cross (cosplay).
As the winter Comic Market convention in Japan looms on the horizon, here’s a new clip that takes a look back at the incredible video game-inspired cosplay of last summer’s Comiket. Enjoy after the jump!
Japanese cosplay costume and goods company Cospa today announced the release of school uniforms for cosplay from two popular TV anime series, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA and To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd. Both girls uniforms will be released from the company's "Cospatio" brand in the end of February 2016. Check the details after the jump.
Tokyo-based cosplay costume/goods company ACOS, which has 13 stores across Japan, has opened a special page for its new official cosplay costumes inspired by the ones that the nine members of μ's were wearing for the insert song "Angelic Angel" in the Love Live! The School Idol Movie film. Check the details after the jump!