Saturday, December 22, 2007
Cosplay gone wrong I guess, there's an explanation for Kigurumi from Bizarre Japan.
Kigurumi is the Japanese name for costumed animal characters. The name comes from the Japanese term (kiru: to wear) and (kurumu: to be wrapped in). These suited performers are sometimes found at shopping malls, theme parks, and booths at animé conventions. For example, Disneyland costumed characters such as Mickey Mouse and costumed "mascot" characters at sports events would be referred to as kigurumi by the Japanese. Sometimes these characters are to entertain children, sometimes as promotional tactics to grab attention on busy city streets. Full-body animal pajama with hoods or hats styled after animals are also called Kigurumi, but do not have the same "costume" connotation as the full-body suits. They are worn non-commercially and are another form of Japanese street fashion. People who choose to wear kigurumi in public are often referred to as "kigurumin", and the consumer-level costumes they tend to wear are known as "disguise pajama". The suits, which can be bought from several different companies, are made in the style of full-body or semi-full-body pajamas resembling animals or popular characters. The hoods or caps on these pajamas do not cover the face.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Hello internet world, I have returned with some random updates. Just got myself a new computer and trying to get used to handling a Mac. Yes, I've switched over to the other side and will slowly transform into the design whore that I don't really look forward to becoming. Catherine has just left last weekend which is sad because I miss having that loverly girl singing every morning. I'm having a loverly time back home spending time with all my girls and boys from here, hitting all my favorite happy hour bars and shopping places, loverly loverly loverly!