This is actually the last entry this year, and as I have said before I am extremely busy so I haven’t been able to find time to blog, to introduce a term. I am sorry. I hope things will settle next month, maybe it will.
One of the reasons why I am busy is Winter Comic Market[fuyukomi]. Well I don’t follow doujinshi so I always pass Tokyo Big Sight[国際展示場] and go to TFT to cosplay. This event is just for cosplayers, and it is called となコス[tonacos], abbreviated from となりでコスプレ[tonari de cosplay]. Because this event takes place at the building next to Tokyo Big Sight.
I joined this event with three friends of mine including the guest from Singapore, Zander-kun who cosplays Chesha cat in Pandora Hearts. I cosplayed Hijikaｔa from Gintama and Break from Pandora, and my friend cosplayed Takasugi from Gintama so we could collaborate together.
Well, when we walked around the venue, Zander-kun drew much attention from Pandora cosplayers. Because Chesha cat cosplayers are so rare, so many people asked him for a photo, and they all said, kya～!!kawaii! Meanwhile, we Hijikata and Takasugi took photos inside and outside. But well, I think we should do at a better venue. TFT does not go well with Gintama. orz Anyway, my friend makes a nice Takasugi, don’t you think?
Zander-kun had something he had to do on the day; it was to spot the Angel of Cosplay, Kipi. If you are a cosplayer, or even if not, have you ever heard of her? She is a really really famous cosplayer, and I think she is well-known out of Japan. You can find photos or video on the net so easily. Here is one.
See? She has a fanclub and there are almost 4,000 members. Although she had been away from cosplay for a while(because she had been studying abroad?), she is back now. Zander-kun had heard she showed at the event, and tried to find her on the whole day.
Around 4:30 p.m. or so, he finally found her. Yes, there she was. She was cosplaying Black Shooter, and of course she was really awesome. I can’t explain well, she had a different aura from other cosplayers. How do I say…she is charismatic. Zander-kun was in a state of ヘブン状態[heaven joutai], so I tried to help him communicate with her. I explained that he is a big fan of her, came from Singapore, she is very popular in his country, he was trying to find her, and he was really happy to see her.
Kipi-san was so nice and kind. I thought such a high-rank cosplayer is arrogant, but she is definitely not. Although she doesn’t speak English, she kindly said,”Thank you for coming to see me all the way from Singapore. カワいいネコさん、ありがとう～♪,” and gave him a hug! くゥ～うらやましいね！And she even let us take a photo with her. We two were touched by an AngelGod loves you.She is great because she stroke a different pose every time I took a snap. And her posing are all perfect as if she knew how she looks in the frame. This is, what’s called, ネ申[kami] or God. It’s an otakish spelling. Combine ネ[ne] and 申[shin], or you can make 神[kami]. ネ申 means such an awesome person or action that no one else can copy.
Lucky you, Zander-kun!
I joined cosplaying events nine times, had a photoshooting ten times. It is 19 times total. I think I did too much. Meanwhile, I really had fun with you. Talking about something, meeting up with each other, even cosplaying together. Thank you very much. Thank you for following my blog.
Have a happy new year, and see you next year! よいお年を！
Cosplayers: bangin as Hijikata Toushiro(Gintama) and Xerxes Break(Pandora Hearts), Keith as Takasugi Shinsuke(Gintama), Zander-kun as Chesha cat(Pandora Hearts)
Special guest: Kipi as Black Shooter