Anime Cosplay Girls in Tokyo Seem to Fit a Stereotype

  • The problem I see is that 90% of those people were dudes.

  • Marco

    Now, I think most of those are Booth Babes

  • Steve

    You took pictures of it, so I will go out on a limb and say “photographic evidence constitutes proof”…

  • Coxon

    The last one is Betty Suarez (from Ugly betty) cosplayer

  • Lman

    I just came back from Japan last week. The women out there a just as beautiful as depicted, and there are lots of ’em. The quirky personalities are super cute, too. Cosplay culture is more mainstream out there than in the US. If you want to know how some of the youth dress, search out the term “harajuku”. You’ll find that while that style is common out there, it might be considered cosplay in the US. I’m not saying everyone out there dresses like that, because there are also a lot of business suits and sailor schoolgirl outfits too.

    But if I had a 5 yen piece for every Squall Leonhart or Selphie Tilmitt I saw there, I could afford another Japanese vacation.

  • Veronica W.

    I don’t even see what your question is. It’s a subculture, there isn’t any mystery about it.

  • Lost Link

    Yes. It is real.