Cosplaying In The Streets Of Osaka

Girls in stockings. Girls in wigs. Girls in frilly dresses. Over the weekend, the cosplaying hoard took to the streets of Osaka's Den-Den Town in the annual Nipponbashi Street Festival.

The main drag, Sakai-suji, was closed to traffic so cosplayers and people with cameras could mill about, pose and snap photos. It was, for a brief instance, reminiscent of Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara before the tragedy that struck in June 2008.

A 25-year-old man named Tomohiro Kato drove a rented truck into a crowd of pedestrians. He then got out of the truck and began wildly stabbing bystanders.

Seven ended up dead and 10 were injured.

At that time, the main drag in Akihabara was closed to vehicles, and the street had been dubbed "Pedestrian Paradise". After the massacre, the streets were no longer blocked to automobiles during the weekends. The mood in Akihabara changed forever. Security cameras were installed in Akihabara earlier this year.

The weekend's festivities in Osaka seemed to be careful and fun. Like the good old days, no?

日本橋ストリートフェスタのコスプレ 「格段に可愛くなってね?」 [せなか:オタロードBlog]


    There are some pretty high quality costumes out there.
    I like the Bayonetta and Taokaka ones the most.

    I love Japan

    If every day was Cosplay day, the world would be a more colorful place.


    God Bless Those Crazy Cosplayers...

    Bayonetta has never looked cuter :)

    one of these things is not like the others......

    I think that Japanese cosplay is of a much higher quality then most other countries. If you are going to do something do it properly.
    Saying that these aren't the best that I seen, still good though

    is that charlie chaplin in the bottom picture?

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