Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay Because it's Been a Long Week (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY)

Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay Because it's Been a Long Week (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY)

Once Again, it's J-Cosplay Day!

Almost all, at least 98.5% of our readers should know what this means. For the other 1.5, it breaks down like this: Cos = costume; play = play. It means playing dress-up like we did as kids, except cosplay happens way, way past puberty, is often public, and is social/communal. Cosplay doesn't have a really specific place of origin, but most would say it began sort of concurrently as an American/Japanese phenomenon, then went global.

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Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay for the Weekend (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY)

Costumes vary widely, but generally speaking the largely homemade or custom-ordered gear spans the breadth of Japanese and American anime/animation (with the former being dominant), includes a healthy dose of video game heroes and villains, and lastly, is well-inhabited by comic book and manga characters (which of course overlap with the anime/animation). Basically, it's anytime-doable Halloween.

More Beautiful Cosplay at Tokyo Otaku Mode

Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode - the very same who've brought us sushi socksAttack on Titan Jenga and 2015 calendars, Japanese-designed Iron Man and Daft Punk figurines, and much more - are continually assembling fantastic galleries of some very accomplished cosplayers (in many...ways). We picked out 15 more favorite shots to share. 

Scroll down to appreciate the amazing costumery, or click through to see each photo individually:

Oh, and there's more:

[AND ACTUALLY MUCH MORE] 
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