Tokyo Game Show 2010

…don’t try this at home. Seriously, you just can’t look this cute unless you’re Japanese. I adore cosplay pics and themed maid cafes and so on, but middle-Western Americans just can’t pull this off.

That’s kind of unfair, actually. When most Westerners dress up, we kind of look like LARPers, vaguely tubby white people running around in armor made from carpet and cardboard, whacking each other with rubber swords.

There. I’ve just pissed off LARPers, American cosplayers, Midwestern Americans, and probably those of Japanese descent as well (although you guys have nothing to be pissed off about because you’re so damned stylish and cute).

Anyway, a link to a gallery of cosplay pics from the Tokyo Game Show 2010. *sigh*



2 thoughts on “Tokyo Game Show 2010”

  • While I agree that for the most part, American’s doing cosplay is a recipe for disaster, sometimes it works.

    For the local con my wife put together a Zoey (from Left4Dead) costume that was absolutely perfect. She looked so much like her that people were literally stopping dead in their tracks to triple take. We were followed around the con by whispers of “Wow, that’s Zoey!” the entire day.

    Now, my wife is a petite girl with brown hair that looks good in a messy ponytail, and Zoey’s good looks, so she was able to pull it off. Most people at the con, given the same exact outfit. . . would not have worked.

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