Yes, time is right. I have been waiting for a chance to cosplay this. But before you read this entry, please review what otomen is. This term was born in the same title shoujo manga, Otomen[オトメン]. In this manga, the hero is Masamune Asuka[正宗飛鳥] who is seemingly a gentle schoolboy. He is so popular among other girls because he is so manly and cool. But actually he loves to read shoujo manga, collect cute stuff, decorate his room with that kind of thing. Also, he is good at sewing, and cooking so that he makes a lovely lunchbox and sweets. However, he pretends to be manly in front of everybody else because his mother wants him not to follow that kind of thing. His father left his mother and Asuka because he was actually gay. That is why his mother strongly hopes Asuka is going to be a manly boy. Asuka is not gay, though. But when he has a crush on his classmate, Miyakodsuka Ryo, he is afraid of being the real him. After all, Ryo accepts his otomen side, and they start to date.
I was really happy to find this manga. This is my Bible! lol The author, Kanno Aya is great as she made such a wonderful term, otomen. The more I read, the more I felt sympathy towards Asuka. No, he is a carbon copy of me. I am the original.^^
Can I claim copyright?
At any rate, this is my first cosplay this year. I am very happy that I could cosplay him. You know, who else can cosplay him better than me? lol I had a photoshooting with the photographer, NOBORAN. He took me to his favorite spot that fit otomen. If you happen to be an otomen, don’t be shy! Do come out of the closet! Just the way you are, please follow me! Long live, otomen!
Character: Masamune Asuka[正宗飛鳥]