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Apr. 10th, 2010 @ 08:58 pm Cosplay in space
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I am not a fan of mixing cosplay with real life. When we were in Kamakura, we saw a girl (a tourist, perhaps she belonged to the group with the very loud Spanish-speaking guide) in Aria cosplay when we visited the main shrine there. I felt annoyed at her: what was she trying to achieve? Did she expect people to come up to her and tell her that they knew the series or something? And even though most Japanese people don't seem to mind, you are visiting a place of worship. Dressing up in play-clothes doesn't seem that appropriate to me.

So, no, I don't like cosplay outside of the cosplay subculture.

But wearing a Space Battleship Yamato T-shirt on the ISS? If you're an astronaut, that's pretty classy. (And the article claims that he 'cosplays', but all I see him do is wear that particular T-shirt. It's classy because it's subtle.)
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Date:April 10th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
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At least she was fully dressed, and not in a Sakura or a Sailor Moon costume... Still, I would find it jarring too. The whole point of dressing up is knowing when to wear what.
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Date:April 12th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
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We have first-hand experience that Japanese females do not seem to mind displaying quite a bit of leg -- I find it curious that the female population hasn't been decimated by galopping consumption yet.
And there is no difference between the outfits they wear normally (in the mall, in the subway, etc) and the ones they wear when going to a temple or shrine. So I guess it would have been OK with respect to skirt length -- while being wrong on so many other aspects.
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