costumes

Clothing company to bring popular Japanese mobile games’ character costumes to life

Now you too can dress up as an irresistibly-cute game character with none of the hard work!

Read More

Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

Read More

Cosplay from the comfort of home in unique police uniform loungewear from Japan

Buck tradition and enforce your own set of rules by cosplaying indoors in a cute and comfy one-piece officer outfit.

Read More

Cosplay like an angelic student in a winged Japanese schoolgirl uniform

With two colours to choose from, this is the most unique sailor uniform we’ve ever seen!

Read More

Cyber Japan releases new range of light-up costumes perfect for Halloween【Video】

With a dozen cute designs to choose from, the Cyber Japan Collection looks set to be one of the most popular choices for Halloween this year!

Read More

Artist transforms Pokémon characters into series of interesting young men

Get inspired for creative style tips as the characters are brought to life in this collection of Pokémon Boys!

Read More

Japanese men reveal their least favourite cosplay styles on women

According to this survey, tracksuit gym uniforms aren’t as bad as some more popular cosplay choices.

Read More

Cosplay at the beach with new range of beautiful Japanese maid uniform bikini sets

Now you can go swimming in your maid’s costume this summer.

Read More

Official Hentai Kamen costume set now available

It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially since you may want to squeeze in a few extra leg days…

Read More

Internet celebri-babies “Momo Twins” are so cute we could eat them right up【Pics】

Having 159,000 followers when you’re just eight months old has to be some kind of record, right?

Read More

Zootopia is a smash hit all over the world, so of course people are already cosplaying it

Surprisingly, there is a lot less fur than one would expect.

Read More

All tied up: Are these naughty bows the perfect “gift” for Valentine’s Day?【NSFW】

Carry on the Christmas spirit of gift-giving and start planning for Valentine’s Day early with this naughty outfit.

Read More

Tokyo Halloween 2015: Our reporters’ collection of photos from their night in Shibuya【Photos】

On Friday night, illustrious RocketNews24 reporters Mr. Sato and P.K. Sanjun ventured out into the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo’s hub of youth culture. Both dressed as Marge Simpson, they were there to check out this year’s collection of crazy costumes. While Halloween as a holiday is still only catching on in Japan, they were thrilled by the number of like-minded, costumed revelers they found.

Join us for a photographic tour of some of the costumed people they ran into on the streets of Shibuya!

Read More

Maru the cat enthrals us with his adorable animal costumes【Video】

Gearing up for Halloween, we’ve already seen our share of humans dressing up like cats, but how about some costuming felines? Of course, as we’re sure all you cat people out there already know, getting kitty dressed up in a ridiculous outfit is a lot easier said than done.

…Or is it? Turns out the owner of Maru, “the most famous cat on the internet” has devised an easy way to get even the most stubborn of felines to get into the Halloween spirit with these cute animal costumes.

Read More

100-yen water guns get super cool makeovers, make awesome costume accessories 【Photos】

Halloween is less than a week away! Do all of you have your costumes ready?

If you’re still looking to add a nifty additional touch, then you can do as these handy DIY-ers on Twitter did and turn inexpensive, 100-yen (US$0.84) water guns into clever, steampunk-ish accessories. All it takes is some paint and a little creativity!

Read More

Cosplaying taxis with monster drivers to offer free rides to cosplayers in Shibuya this Halloween

Halloween in Japan keeps getting bigger and better every year, with cosplayers coming out in droves to celebrate the world of costumes and make-believe. This time around, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is joining the fun with a fleet of taxis dressed up in Halloween costumes, complete with “monster drivers” behind the wheel.

The monsters and their vehicles will be helping fellow ogres and ghouls by offering free rides to people in costume in the Shibuya area on October 29 and 31. What’s more, the unusual vans promise to be so spacious, they’ll accommodate any type of outfit you’re wearing!

Read More

Tokyo Kawaii Musée in Harajuku lets you dress up for Halloween…in a kimono!

Here in Japan, Halloween may be a relatively new tradition, and we haven’t gotten to the point of dressing in costume at school or work (at least not at normal jobs), but there’s no denying we’re quickly embracing the seasonal event, especially with special sweets and beverages. With Halloween-themed parades and parties becoming more and more common, finding an attractive and appropriately playful costume is something an increasing number of people are thinking about this time of year.

Well, if you want something original and eye-catching, then how about renting a Japanese kimono as a Halloween costume? Of corse, you won’t be wearing it like a regular kimono, though!

Read More

Protect your drinks with Samurai armour bottle covers

Have you ever visited a museum in Japan and found it hard to tear yourself away from the samurai exhibits, wanting desperately to reach past the “don’t touch” sign to prod the delicate folds of metal armour and the faded material with stains from a bloody war?

Well now there’s a range of samurai armour you can take home with you, and despite their petite size, they’re actually faithful recreations of suits worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.

Certified by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a “Wonder 500” product, awarded to 500 of Japan’s finest goods, foods and travel experiences, this unique range of warrior suits can either dress up your figurines or safeguard your favourite bottle of sake, wine or shochu.

Read More

Little Big Planet 3 offers Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain costumes

The official U.S. PlayStation blog revealed on Tuesday that Sony‘s Little Big Planet 3 game is offering a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain-themed costume pack for the game’s characters. Buyers who purchase the costumes as a complete set will also receive a Box Costume for the character Toggle. The costumes can also be purchased separately.

Read More

Be the coolest (and brokest) fan at your next cosplay event with a US$5,000 Fate/stay night kit

Even though your mother would like you to know that it’s a silly, pointless hobby to spend your time trying to dress up like video game characters, and also, would it kill you to bring a girl home once in a while, Mike, instead of staying in your room all day reading those weird Japanese comic books?, cosplay is actually kind of hard work and requires a lot of commitment.

Sometimes that commitment comes in the form diligently researching every detail of a character, up to and including freeze frames from films and anime to get every dent, scratch and imperfection in your costume just right. Sometimes it’s commitment in the form of slaving away over the plastic pieces of your storm trooper outfit to ensure they fit together perfectly and are comfortable to wear and are appropriately badass.

And sometimes, it’s in the form of dropping the equivalent of a used car in cash to just buy a pre-made kit.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2