Our favourite cross dressing bass and electric guitar player has uploaded another video of himself rocking a skirt, showing the they look a little too fine legs and playing a mean bass to K-On!!‘s opening theme song “Go! Go! Maniac!”. You may want to scroll past this video if you’re on a computer at work or in a public space. Unless you’re in a position to explain why you’re watching a video of a man in a dress in his bedroom and a pair of headphones.
When a guy can play a bass this well, what he’s wearing quickly goes out of the window…up until he falls back on his bed and treats everybody to an up-skirt. That’s fan service right there.
Wednesday 3 February 2010 @ 11:25 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
We’ve seen a revival of the Cosplay Sells phenomenon in the past few weeks, and let me tell you, it’s not over just yet! Cosplay does sell, even medicine! Like this ad where a metallic football player tackles down some pollen before it can get to your nose.
Cosplay sells, but in this case it works on a much better level; while the western world sells medicine with images of supportive families and hollow 3D blue bodies with glowing red areas, the Japanese are going all out with violence. Let me tell you, next time I have a cold, the first lab to show me an ad with a 60ft tall mecha reigning hell over the virus gets my money.
Wednesday 20 January 2010 @ 12:30 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Once again, marketers take advantage of the only surefire way to sell stuff in Japan: cosplay. This time we learn a bit about the etiquette of car damages for giant monsters. Bonus points if you can correctly tell if the person in the monster suit is a man or a woman.
Saturday 12 December 2009 @ 1:44 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
If the concept of Pedobear wasn’t creepy enough for you here’s a Pedobear hoodie made by the folks at CalgaryCosplay. Somehow the boxiness of the mask along with the rather nice pair of breasts inside of it make it all the more creepy… and alluring. Oh god I’m so confused.
Wednesday 2 December 2009 @ 11:00 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Oh god, so much cuteness it hurts… but in a good way. We’ve probably all seen kids dressed as Super Mario characters by now, but there’s a much bigger world full of options for gamer parents. Such as these dangerously cute and heartwarming video of a little girl dressed as the TF2 Medic. Good lord, it’s so cute it’s nearly unbearable! She’s the ubermensch!
If you are unfamiliar with Harrison Krix of Volpin Props you haven’t been paying attention to a master cosplayer. Seen here with his fiancee’ as little sister, Harrison and company sought to breathe more life in their costumes by commissioning a photoshoot the Georgia Aquarium with stunning results. I am in awe and amazement and the talent displayed. More pics after the jump.
Saturday 14 November 2009 @ 2:39 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
This isn’t exactly a new entry in our long series of cosplay sells TV ads, but it is a derivative of one. Kyowa, a brand of backpacks in Japan, is taking a page from Aeon with their latest TV ad. In Kyowa’s ad we see a foreign aerobics instructor doing an energetic routine while repeating a tagline and… weird creatures dance in the back.
Aeon’s ad featured a cute anglo-japanese idol doing a dance along with little kids dressed as bears in the back. Perhaps when it comes to Japan and backpacks you better not mess with the formula. It’s almost like mad libs!
Foreign female dressed as NOUN does VERB while little PLURAL NOUN dance in the back.
I propose: Foreign female dressed as a zebra does pantomime while little ducks dance in the back. I’d buy that backpack! Now its your turn guys, show us your ideas in the comments!
Sunday 1 November 2009 @ 2:44 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
(Please excuse the one-day-later post but this couldn’t wait another whole week). *Ahem*. . . Hello there, fellow Dark Diamond readers and friends, and welcome back to another one of my very well-received coverages about events that gather our one similar trait; that what makes us wake up early on a cloudy Saturday to be ready just in time to assist the one event you’ve been waiting all year long: The -anime- Halloween Party (because most of the other parties . . .just don’t cut it).
Saturday 10 October 2009 @ 11:34 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Well we had the controversial Hello Kitty contact lenses, then we had the face mask vixens. So it was bound to happen. The Hello Kitty face mask vixen. With eyes as penetrating as the Hello Kitty ones and makeup that challenges the Hello Kitty MAC ad, this woman rules fearlessly over the rest of the face mask idols!
Oh yeah and I guess she’s also protecting everyone else of her flu. That’s awfully nice of her, isn’t it?
Sunday 20 September 2009 @ 11:53 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Harrison Krix, a Graphic Designer from Atlanta, cosplayed as Big Daddy for Dragon*Con 2009. His costume was superb. That alone is enough reason for praise and fame but then Harrison went the extra mile and posted a complete log of the construction of the costume, all the way down to the fully functional drill in video.
It’s very rare to get a glimpse into the making of such a professionally made costume. Reminds me of the Pyramid Head cosplay video we showcased back in ‘07 (pulled from the internet now).
The Little Sister is not included in the how-to, that’s his fiancée, though no explanation on how he managed that!
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