Monday, August 2, 2010

Wonder Fest 2010 (Summer): Cosplay

One man's trash is another man's treasure, and even the barely average showing from this season's cosplay crowd contained enough gems for a king's ransom. Assuming that the kidnappers are into transvestites, body suits, and fat girls.

A giant fat Char on stilts making balloon women. It's impressive how he managed to take something as wholesome as balloon animals and pervert it into an honest-to-goodness blowup doll.

Gohan desu yo! Ask for it by name.

It's a free country and there's nothing stopping dudes from waxing their body hair to dress up as alcoholic middle-aged women. But honey, those socks are just disgusting.

I would kill for a Japanese Ghostbusters movie where they go head-to-head with Oiwa and have a Zashiki-warashi sidekick. Instead of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man the final showdown would be against the Gashadokuro! Oh yeah, these costumes were 100%, complete with light-up proton packs and electrical hum.

I can tell... you own multiple copies of LOVE+... And you keep them on separate DSes so the girls don't get wise... Cleverness to be expected from a ex-member of FOXHOUND.

Old school Kei and Yuri played by a couple of fans that were spring chickens back when The Dirty Pair first debuted.

Asuka outfitted in D-Type equipment.

Woah, a hot chick! Hurry up and snap her picture before she graduates high school!

Leggy dames in bunny suits never go out of style.

On the other hand, the scales have been tipping in favor of full-figured cosplayers. Each season brings in more and more McChicks out of hiding. I'm lovin' it!

Miltank, I choose you!

Team UN Squadron was too busy taking pictures of each other to mug for the cameras, which I can forgive because come on man! Wild Stallions! UN Squadron!

At first glance it looks like this girl has the perfect proportions to pull off Yoko, then you realize that one of her breasts is consuming the other like an aggressive Jell-O mold. This is the first time I've seen cleavage go sideways.

Medama Oyaji had zero interest in posing or having his picture taken. Perving girls from behind his mask, however, was a different story altogether. Most practical costume hands down.

Gurren Lagann stood an impressive ten feet and could have kicked any other robot cosplayer's ass, if only it could move its arms. It's the thought that counts.

Onee-Chanbara cosplay, no matter how uninspired, should be supported on principal alone. I mean, how many shovelware characters actually go on to make a name for themselves? Even if that name is besmirched by a complete disregard for taste that couldn't be kitsch if it wanted to.

Closing time at the meat market means a mad last-minute dash to get that one final slab of beef before its swept into the bin.

And thus concludes our coverage of things at Wonder Fest that hit our special spot. See you in a few weeks after the dust from the summer Comic Market settles.
wonderfest summer 2010

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