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Monday, March 21, 2011

Underwater Rabbit Cosplay

Yes, that’s what we said and that’s what we meant! The cool web mag, i09, shared a video of underwater cosplay – a creative reenactment of one of Aesop’s Fables, The Tortoise and the Hare. A sea turtle represented the tortoise, who swam in a race against a scuba diver in a rabbit costume. It was all part of a children’s program to promote the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Korea. What’s he tie-in, you ask? It’s the Chinese Year of the Rabbit!

Yes, we looked it up. The Korean calendar is based on the Chinese calendar, so they inherited the zodiac. And Wikipedia explained that, “The Chinese Year of the Rabbit is actually the Chinese Year of the Hare, as China has seven native species of hares and no native species of rabbits. “ So now you know.

You can celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in a rabbit suit or bunny costume too – either underwater or on land—and you’ll be just in time for Easter.

A search on rabbit cosplay brought up mostly Jessica Rabbit, but we got one mention of the Black Rabbit from Pandora Hearts Alice….

But then we got curious about the possibility of other similarly wet and wonderful cosplay situations. A search revealed:

  • A cool photo of a merperson swimming with dolphins from Deviant Art
  • A blog post with samples from 3 underwater photographers, for those who might want to try underwater cosplay
  • Pegasus Maiden’s website whose photography was done by Fathom Films.

We see potential in this idea! If you’d like a custom costume, cosplay or otherwise, made for underwater use, fill out our form! The link is right there, near the bottom of that column on the left side of the page. See it?


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