Not cosplaying as Goku, but as the actual kamehameha beam itself.
The latest winter edition of Comiket, the world’s biggest biannual Comic Market convention, is currently going on, and aside from the dōjinshi “fan comics” on sale, one of the biggest attractions is the cosplayers.
Usually the cosplays at Comiket are well-known for their high quality, whether they’re suave and stylish or just trying to be funny. But this time around one of the cosplays getting the most attention was also one where the phrase “high quality” doesn’t immediately come to mind: Goku’s kamehameha beam.
▼ “First time I’ve ever seen someone
cosplay the kamehameha beam itself.”
翔水 (@A_Syosui) December 29, 2016
For those who need a quick refresher, the kamehameha beam is of course Goku’s signature attack. It’d be kind of like cosplaying as Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, or Harry Potter’s wand.
Kamehameha 😷💥🔥😈 https://t.co/tV2TkQjy8r—
DBZ Emporium (@dbzemporium) December 18, 2016
The person who did this ingenious cosplay goes by the Twitter handle @tky888tky, and he popped up in the comments, which let us see some more of his oddly-inspired and low budget cosplay:
▼ He dressed up as Pallet Town from Pokémon…
たかや (@tky888tky) April 29, 2016
▼ …Cinderella’s castle…
たかや (@tky888tky) November 04, 2016
▼ …a horrifying Togepi…
たかや (@tky888tky) April 14, 2016
▼ …and a Primeape with duct tape rolls for bracelets.
たかや (@tky888tky) January 03, 2016
Honestly, the creativity is off the charts here. While super-detailed and accurate cosplays of well-known characters will always be popular, it’s great to see some more abstract cosplay of lesser-known characters… or attacks… or locations….
Japanese Twitter had some interesting responses to the kamehameha cosplay:
▼ I’m not sure what this is, but yes, yes I agree.
ClaraKeene委31日東U10a (@clarakeene) December 29, 2016
▼ I think this commenter really captured the spirit of the cosplay.
UUUOP@自転車操業 (@U3OPC) December 29, 2016