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Filed Under (Misc, Other Stuff) by Maestro on 30-10-2006

It’s time for Halloween again, a holiday custom made for cosplay if there ever was one, at least the way it’s celebrated in the United States.  Even though most of us in the US associate Halloween with kids wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating for candy, the practice of wearing costumes is fairly recent historically.  According to the Wikipedia entry on Halloween, wearing costumes or masks didn’t really occur until 1900.  It was only in the 1950s that Halloween masks started being mass produced and the holiday changed to what we know it as today.  In the 1990s companies started to commercialize Halloween even further and started selling more, and more varied, decorations in addition to costumes and masks.


Aria from Sister Princess cosplaying as Akari from Aria

Cosplay, shortened from Costume Play, is associated with dressing up in costumes like anime/manga/videogame characters, or at least this is the way most anime/manga fans outside of Japan define it.  In Japan cosplay happens at quite a few events throughout the year, but cosplayers do not limit themselves to only manga/anime/videogames characters but cosplay as characters from movies as well.  In the US most cosplay takes place at the numerous anime conventions that occur throughout the country each year.

Yuki, Haruhi and Mikuru from Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi cosplaying as characters from Card Captor Sakura

However, Halloween certainly offers the opportunity to cosplay and with Halloween a popular holiday on college campuses I was wondering how many of you out there are planning to cosplay for Halloween?  To that end I’ve got a poll that I’d like everyone to vote on over on the sidebar.  I’d also like to hear from everyone about their cosplay plans, are you going to a party, going to be doing some trick-or-treating, or something else?  Please leave a comment and let us all know! :)

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Problematic on 30 October, 2006 at 11:51 pm #

LOL I want to whip out my P-I-M-P costume, but I have no idea where it went. Instead, I’ll go out with friends and have dinner or something. I hate being at home and hearing the constant door-bell rings. :P


Atashi on 31 October, 2006 at 3:21 am #

I was originally going to go with a Suzumiya Haruhi hairband + white button-down shirt + black pleated skirt + matching overcoat + red studded collar + black leggings + black knee-high socks + kiddie winter boots combination, but after trying everything on, I’d realized that the collar was too small and the boots looked out of place, so I’ve replaced them with a bow matching my hairband and traditional black outdoors school shoes (think Akira Toya’s, from Hikaru no Go). I plan to do a quick photoshoot (all by myself…yep…no one appreciates this…) and post the photos on my website after some severe photoshopping, to censor the eyes probably.


mai on 8 June, 2007 at 7:10 am #

hi, mi name is mai and i love ur pics, their cool, i wanna to ask where can i get some pics like u have,


Lily on 27 June, 2007 at 7:43 pm #

Once I made my own french maid coustume and wore it on Halloween. I was so proud of the job I did put hen I put on the coustume I realized the white blouse made me look chuncky. I wore it anyway. I won the prize for most interesting coustume at my friends Halloween party.


Do You Know. on 6 July, 2007 at 1:10 am #

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mel on 22 July, 2007 at 12:04 am #

hi i think that your pics are beautiful and unique so keep up the good work


Karey Higdon on 3 August, 2007 at 9:01 pm #

Hi, I really love the pic of haruhi and gang.  I have no desire to use the image on my own site (which I don’t have) but I would love to make that image into a puzzle with my puzzle software.  Please let me know and send me the image if I can use it.  I just watched haruhi at otakon and it is hard to find images as it is a relatively new anime.  Thank you very much.


age on 7 August, 2007 at 3:09 am #

can i plz copi a pic


trang on 5 September, 2007 at 10:39 pm #

hey i love anime plz e-mail me back k soon

trang


athina grace alilie s. sueno on 3 February, 2008 at 11:28 pm #

hello..sister princeses!!!!!im one of your biggest fan….im athina grace alilie s. sueno,a fifth grader..of notre dame of tacurong college,,elementary department,,,,hope you could email me,,,next,,,jejejejejeje  baaozzzzzz


irene on 30 October, 2008 at 12:55 pm #

hola m llamo ireme y no me gusta halloween, es mas e encontrado esta pagina poniendo en google odio halloween


Branca Aqua on 11 November, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

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i liKe your websiTe

i think, you must add a few picture from Chobits comic….

okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


carolina on 21 November, 2008 at 3:10 pm #

It’s time for Halloween again, a holiday custom made for cosplay if there ever was one, at least the way it’s celebrated in the United States.  Even though most of us in the US associate Halloween with kids wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating for candy, the practice of wearing costumes is fairly recent historically.  According to the Wikipedia entry on Halloween, wearing costumes or masks didn’t really occur until 1900.  It was only in the 1950s that Halloween masks started being mass produced and the holiday changed to what we know it as today.  In the 1990s companies started to commercialize Halloween even further and started selling more, and more varied, decorations in addition to costumes and masks.


lita juwita on 13 January, 2009 at 3:30 am #

konichiwa!!!!!!   
watashi no namae lita desu!!!!
i like anime n comic he… he… he…


Britania on 29 January, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

Hi, Really your Anime In debut of manga!!


britt on 13 February, 2009 at 4:32 am #

coowl


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