Saturday, May 20, 2006

Men Dressed as Goth Girls Get Crazy Musical on the Train

This is cosplay. With dudes in skits and goth getups. Singing their hearts out. On the train. On TV. In Japan.



UPDATE: TViJ reader Clarence writes in with this info:
The men are dressed up as Gothic Lolitas or Gosurori. There's a big difference between that subculture and the Goth subculture in Japan.
So what exactly is a Gosurori? Ask the Wiki and you shall find.

I remember seeing a number of girls dressed up like this when I visited Harajuku, the cutting-edge fashion district of Tokyo. Little did I know that was I seeing something rather rare in Japanese culture. I just assumed it was quasi-normal to dress like a Victorian Era doll.

I would wager my weirdness-gathering abilities that someone, somewhere has created an entire website that categorizes cosplayers into species-specific types. Hopefully with pictures and everything.

Links, anyone?

Comments:
The men are dressed up as Gothic Lolitas or Gosurori. There's a big difference between that subculture and the Goth subculture in Japan. Just thought I'd point that out.

Clarence
 
Interesting, that's Clarence. I'll update the post with that info.
 
Generally, don't confuse fashion lifestyles like gosurori and ganguro with cosupure, usually the cosplayers are trying to look like someone in particular.
Regards,
Qess
 
website about gosu loli

http://www.avantgauche.co.uk
 
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