Living Anime

Dressing up as anime characters in real life, particularly in Japan
Implications - Animated cartoon (anime) fans are dressing up as these characters not just at costume parties, but in everyday life too. The phenomenon is particularly strong in Japan where it has become known as Cosplay. Niche innovations include doll-like fashions and cartoon contact lenses.
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V. Hot Top 3 Examples: 369,016 Total Clicks Jul 08 - Aug 08
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Anime Accessories - Extra Large Contact Lenses For Cartoon-Style Eyes
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 239,679 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 08
Anime Accessories
Extra Large Contact Lenses For Cartoon-Style Eyes
The extra large contact lenses from G&G;are fast growing in popularity because they make the wearers look like characters from the anime cartoons. As opposed to regular contact lenses, the color is extended… [More]
Video Game Fashion - Cosplay Imitates Anime and Video Game Characters
SCORE: 6
Viral 100,655 Clicks Pub: Jul 22, 08
Video Game Fashion
Cosplay Imitates Anime and Video Game Characters
Today we revisit Cosplay (or Cos-Play), which is short for "costume play" in Japan. An entire subculture centers around dressing up like anime and video game characters, or from live action television,… [More]
Ping Pong Fashion Icons - Naomi Yotsumoto Wears Cosplay
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 28,682 Clicks Pub: Aug 28, 08
Ping Pong Fashion Icons
Naomi Yotsumoto Wears Cosplay
Naomi Yotsumoto didn't belong with the world's elite ping pong players, but she created huge buzz with her cosplay inspired wardrobe at the Beijing Olympics. Thank goodness there is no dress code in ping… [More]