But I digress. let us talk about the next important subject- cosplay
Costume Play, or Cosplay, is something that is huge in the anime fan circuits. People who are creative enough, or have enough time on thier hands, design their own costumes to the likeness of the character they are trying to look like. The more accurate, the better.
Some people go on to participate in skits involving the characters. It's a way of putting the characters in comedic or romantic situations you normally wouldn't see them in. It's kind of like fanfiction, but more visual. One of the more famous skits is the one performed by an American group called JAC Productions- this is the video of their skit:
In the meantime, here are some pictures of people cosplaying as various bishies:
Girls can cosplay as guys (and vice versa)- Here's a girl as Hitsugaya
Very good attention to detail, especially with a sword- sometimes girls make the best guy cosplayers
Here's another girl- this time as Cloud from Final Fantasy VII
I haven't said anything about Cloud because... well, I don't know much about him seeing as I have never played any FF game or seen the movie Advent Children. A sin I know. But I also know what he looks like. And this, in my opinion, is very accurate.
Last one- Riku from Kingdom Hearts
Oh, I tried. I did try to find you a male cosplayer, but none of them were any... good. They are all girls. No matter.
I should do a post about Riku soon. Because I do love the guy- I have a thing about complex characters (Riku, Ed, Zuko) it means that they have a backstory that means something. It has molded them to who they are today.
That's it on cosplay. Drop by for another post soon!