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Monday, January 9, 2012

What were Cosplayers Wearing in 2011?

Last year was yet another great year for Cosplayers with conventions and ComicCon events taking place around the world. With attendance steadily rising at many costume and cosplay events, cosplay veterans and newcomers alike could see that they certainly have many kindred spirits and fellow enthusiasts… but just what were those fellow enthusiasts dressed like in 2011? Read on to learn more about a few of Japan’s best selling cosplay costumes last year.

Three of the Top Selling Japanese Cosplay Costumes

Kyosuke Kosaka from There’s No Way My Little Sister is This Cute - This costume hails from a Japanese novel series written by Tsukasa Fushimi with illustrations by Hiro Kanzaki. The series is currently only widely read in Japan but who knows, maybe Kyosuke Kosaka will make her way to the states!

Nurse Costume from Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye - This new show celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross TV series and introduces Earth’s latest main variable fighter, the VF-25 Messiah and a new ship called Macross Frontier. Although the nurse costume from the movie was the biggest hit, many other cosplay costumes based on the movie’s characters sold well throughout Japan.

Shingo Uryu Costume from Mashiroiro Symphony: Love is pure white – This costume from a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Palette was reportedly a great seller throughout 2011. Love is Pure White was released in late 2009 as Palette’s ninth title and still has a great following.

Interestingly enough, these three popular Japanese cosplay costumes of 2011 might be completely unfamiliar to many Westerners because they take their influence from titles that are only widely distributed in Japan. How many of them did you recognize?


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