cosplay

Think You’re a Cosplay Expert? How Many of These 4 Cosplay Facts Do You Know?

Cosplayers are always interesting to look at. It takes courage, confidence, and a whole lot of boldness to nail portraying someone else. “Cosplay” is actually a mash-up of the words, “costume” and “play.” From its name, people wear costumes and accessories in order to portray a character of their choice. Cosplay is a popular activity,…

Here Are 5 of the Weirdest and Most Wonderful Fashion Trends From Japan!

Fashion trends are always changing over time. Fashion styles are usually determined by a person’s character, occupation or hobby, and can ultimately affect the fashion styles of others. The Japanese fashion industry is one of the most unique in the world. Japanese fashion trends are sometimes regarded as a little bit weird, but some of…

Love Games and Gaming News? Head to the Tokyo Game Show 2017!

Video games are a huge part of Japanese pop culture and many popular games all over the world today originated in Japan. Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, and Sonic the Hedgehog are just a few examples of well-known masterpieces that have entertained millions across the globe for decades. For fans…

New Best Shopping Spot in Shibuya: Don Quijote Discount Store Gets a Makeover!

For those not yet familiar with the Don Quijote store, you’re in for a treat! Don Quijote, nicknamed “Donki” by locals, is a huge discount store like no other. Found all over Japan, Donki sells pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need from electronics and household items to fancy dress and…

Top 80 Things to Do in Akihabara, the Home of Japanese Pop Culture, in 2018

If there’s one thing that Japan is known for overseas aside from sushi, it’s the otaku culture. Not familiar with the word otaku? Think manga, anime, cosplay, and themed cafés. While Tokyo is most certainly not short of any of this, the number one spot for getting your geek on is hands down Akihabara. In…

Check Out This Cosplay Photo Studio in Japan That Used to Be a Real School!

Schools are a common setting in Japanese TV shows and anime. In Japan, cosplayers who dress up as school kids may find it difficult to get an authentic-looking school backdrop for their photo shoots. However, there is some good news for enthusiastic cosplayers! An old high school in Kurate (鞍手), Fukuoka (福岡) has been transformed…

Cosplay and Read Books All Night at This Bookstore Event in Tokyo!

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night at a bookstore and reading all the books you want to read? How about cosplaying the whole night until you get tired? Or are you the person who wants to do both? JUNKUDO (ジュンク堂), a bookstore in Tokyo (東京), will be holding an event this 2017 where…

What is this Japanese Hairstyle and Why is it Popular?

The “hime cut” (姫カット) is a very popular hairstyle which originated in Japan. It is the favorite of fashionistas, including celebrities across the world from Taylor Swift to many Asian celebrities. It is said to make one look prettier and increases elegance and grace. Let’s take a look at this exotic hairstyle! History The hime…

Hunt for Your Perfect Costume at These 8 Cosplay Shops in Tokyo

Another year has started, which means more upcoming opportunities for anime and manga fans to sport their favorite characters’ stunning outfits! Events, such as the Comiket and World Cosplay Summit which are two of the biggest events in Japan, are expected to draw attention from members of the otaku community and therefore, bring out the…
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