Cosplay Girl Outfits: Sweet Lolitas, Punk Lolitas, Ganguro and Harajuku Girls costumes in Tokyo.
Japanese Cosplay or ‘Costume Roleplay’ started in Japan.
Followers of this great Japanese sub-culture dress up as characters from manga, anime (Japanese comics) books, graphic novels, video games and fantasy movies.
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Want To See Real Cosplay Girls Wearing Harajuku Fashion?
- Harajuku. Japanese cosplay fans gather with their friends in places like Tokyo’s Harajuku district to dress in Cosplay outfits. This happens only on Sundays.
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- Akihabara. Many of Tokyo’s Cosplay / Harajuku style clothing cafés are located in Akihabara.
The waitresses at the Maid cafe dress as Manga or Anime characters. Some of these Maid cafe’s are so popular you see lines forming outside the door.
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Celebrities And Harajuku Style
Some criticize Japanese Cosplay and Harajuku clothes and claim that the followers are childish, and need to get themselves a life.
I bet anyone who has criticized Japan Cosplay has dressed up in their favorite sports team uniform and stood up with thousands of other people dressed exactly in the same ridiculous outfit…
Japanese Cosplay is an art form. It certainly shows a unique sense of style and creativity.
Designers and celebrities are watching Eccentric Tokyo street fashion closely for new trends.
Kanye West mentioned Harajuku fashion in his interviews as a source of inspiration.
Gwen Stefani mentioned Harajuku style and Harajuku girl in her songs and Albums (Stefani even has a Gwen Harajuku girl clothing line and perfumes.
A Harajuku Girl will know how to embroider, process leather, and create teddy bears from PVC.
After putting in so much time and effort it’s fun to show off what you have created. That’s the reason that Cosplay followers gather every Sunday in Harajuku.