Anime Expo 2011 Cosplay

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Anime Expo 2011 has brought with it a wealth of the best cosplay the USA has to offer, such as it is, and 2ch is on hand to  admiringly present its favourites and marvel at what it is that makes foreigners such good cosplayers…

Some of 2ch’s picks (including a slew from Ascii):

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2ch’s response to the cosplay is along “anime characters are white and so only whites can cosplay properly” lines:

“I’m so glad they love Japan this much!”

“When Japanese cosplay there are a lot of creepy ones, but with foreigners they really jump out at you. Anime characters just don’t look like Japanese.”

“The reason foreigners are so suited to cosplay is because Japanese anime and manga characters are closer to whites. Although a lot of people are desperate to deny manga and anime characters are white…”

“It’s nothing to do with race, it’s a question of figure. If they were tall and had long legs Japanese would be suited to cosplay too.”

“It’s a pity Japanese have such stubby little legs. Although Japanese are better when it comes to cosplaying little girls.”

“You guys love whites, don’t you?”

“Well, with whites Europeans are best. It’s a question of taste.”

“America and Europe are the same though!”

“If a European heard you say that they’d go spare!”

“Take your pick – from a European cosplay event [Japan Expo in Paris] on the same weekend:”

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“Americans are basically mostly fat. I get the feeling there are still plenty of Europeans with more masculine features.”

“Whites aren’t a single race either, are they?”

“Fourth from the right – observe!”

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“What is Hiroyuki doing there!” [NB: Hiroyuki is the founder of 2ch]

“Rin-chan is cute!”

See also the fruits of Anime Expo 2010.


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    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    23:56 05/07/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I think it was pretty funny how it was pointed out that all whites from all countries are the same. When if you said the same about any asian you'd start a war.

    It was pointed out though “Whites aren’t a single race either, are they?”

    I think the thing is white people just don't care anymore.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    20:40 22/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We've just about run out of "White Guilt" I think. Other races will start blaming us about being racist again for a while before they realize in a generation or two that they became the racists at the turn of the millennium. Then maybe the hold-outs that blame white people for their problems will start recognizing the fact that whenever something goes wrong in their life, they're the only consistency, and maybe all of us can stop pretending we care who sat in the front of a bus decades ago.

    When white people get blatantly racist now, it's like it's because they're sick of being blamed for it when they're not even being racist. So why does it matter? We get blamed anyway, may as well get a laugh from it. Everything will stop being racist when everyone else laughs together about one another. A certain message board has made an entire existence out of that fact, and seems to have made internet gold from it, so I figure they're on to something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Some of these were so bad x.x
    But Minecraft Cosplay FTW

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 08/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pic 47 XDDDDD

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    Comment by SOTER
    19:48 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the cosplayers are men. And they aren't model type. Sooo... the only good thing about it is their enthusiasm. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Main thing is they're having fun, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 07/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here here! :D

    Comment by Anonymous

    No. How can you have fun when your costume looks like it's been run over by freeway traffic for hours?

    Comment by Anonymous

    they were all crap, so when are the good ones going to be shown

    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    23:53 05/07/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'm really just not seeing all the terrible cosplay everyone is talking about.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    02:39 06/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Anon 02:19:- your the only blind and brain damage one here, some cosplay were awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 06/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Are you blind or is it brain damage?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 06/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Bad taste must be contagious. I hope I don't catch it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's a very nice everything you have there. It would be a s-s-s-s-shame if s-s-s-s-something happen-s-s-s-s to it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 05/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Nice cosplay you have there, it's a shame if you're ugly... OH SHI- BOOM

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 08/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't like 'em. 0% Moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 05/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Nyan Cat cosplay FTW too!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I fucking despise the fact that Nyan Cat got famous for adding a gif and Utaloid voice to daniwell-P's song. Mostly because newfags don't know where it originally came from and think it's original.

    /rant

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Holy shit I totally agree. I rage deep inside my soul whenever I see nyan cat or other people talking about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I kept scrolling hoping the pictures would eventually get better... but nothing happened!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    love how the dwellers of 2h think that cosplay was good when from our perspective white people that cosplay often need to be shot....

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 05/07/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    grass is always greener eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Lol amen, I guess the grass is always greener on the other side. I think nothing beats a Japanese cosplyer, whites just look nerdy, maybe there are a few that stand out, but mostly girls with emotional trauma, and lol at fat Link.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You know what the japs have that American cosplayers don't have?

    Photoshop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I think both sides got good cosplayer.. its just a question if you can look a bit like the char you cosplay and if you can take a stance that suits your cosplay char. (but i personaly like the japanese cosplayers the best xD <3)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 12/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    true. you find bad cosplayers and good cosplayers everywhere. i'd say that this is a batch of good photos mostly taken at live events, which is what really impressed me.

    a lot of awesome cosplay pictures were taken via photo shoot, which gives the cosplayer a lot of control over the resulting shot looks like. at live events this is pretty darn hard, so if you look good in a live shot, i'll give you credit.

    another thing: non-asians have an easier time cosplaying.. well, non-asians. the zelda cosplays looked fantastic, for starters. and the madoka ones were pretty good. what caught me off guard was the grell though!

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    Comment by Crazy_O
    21:41 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Well grass greener etc.
    Ive browsed through so much cosplay, there is the same amount of bad cosplays in asia and the US/Europe. Especially if you start to get used to asian faces you recognize flaws faster.

    Avatar of TFish
    Comment by TFish
    23:52 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought they looked fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    honestly, i thought the quality of the cosplay was just fine. it was the cosplayers that could have looked better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, they looked fine. Your personal taste is fine. You don't need to mind retards like Anon 02:14, he is the "STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE" kind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 06/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Are you really okay with your personal taste being shit? I hear there are ways to correct this now days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:26 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the ultimecia cosplay is really good imo

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What is wrong with cloud cosplay? I think it is perfect! Also scientist from bleach.

    And deers are EPIC win :) pricles exspresion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Eh, Japanese cosplay is pretty much the same quality, the only difference is that no one posts those crappy pictures online, so we all think they're so much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hasta chuck norris andaba XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...they sucked!

    Comment by Anonymous

    they are so awful i want to cry!

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    02:37 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    They do have shittey japanee cosplay and some of the so called white cosplay were actually good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I really liked the henchmen 21 and 24 cosplay.

    I also like how the one board from 2ch was disagreeing that anime character typically resemble white folk and this group is saying otherwise. I personally agree with this group, but there are animes that do look more like japanese people than any white person, like Boogiepop Phantom and Genshiken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime characters are anime characters race.The comparison is racist...my opinion.

    19:29 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    lol chuck norris and armstrong needs sparkle.

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    19:26 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The best among all is #79

    http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/105697__468x_anime-expo-2011-079.jpg [" http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/105697__468x_anime-expo-2011-079.jpg]

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    Comment by JSRF
    19:39 05/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    I don't get why people always say only Japanese people can cosplay or in this case foreigners. As long as you can pull off the cosplay, nationality shouldn't change that fact.

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    01:00 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I almost went this year but got lazy and hung out in Little Tokyo. It's no fun when your friends can't go. And oh, look. My Ciel outfit second from bottom.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Foreigners suck at cosplaying, you are the only one who didn't know that. But now you know it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://mollymetaphora.deviantart.com/art/Monster-213122314?q=sort%3Atime%20claymore&qo=0 [http://mollymetaphora.deviantart.com/art/Monster-213122314?q=sort:time claymore&qo=0]

    Take that.

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    Comment by Bigall
    01:01 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    And that's why they foreigners actually won the 2011 World Cosplay Summit that ... Oh wait!?

    The actual results:
    1. Italy : 98 pts
    2. Tailand : 97.5 pts
    3.Brazil : 97 pts
    4. South Korea & France : 90 pts
    6.China : 83 pts
    7.Spain 81 pts
    8. Japan : 80 pts
    9. Denemark : 79 pts
    10. Australia : 78 pts
    11. USA : 77 pts
    12. Singapur : 75 pts
    13. Mexico : 74 pts
    14. Germany : 67 pts
    15. Finland : 61 pts

    Yeah, foreigners can't cosplay...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    thats called personal/own opinion.....

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko
    08:51 06/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    LoL you fail. That was 2010.
    2011 WCS isn't even started.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You need to specify. You can be a foreigner to me depending where you're from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is judged based on costumes mostly. reagrding the facial cuteness, asian are mostly always better. Asian girls are youthful compared to Caucasian girls. Just saying.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Brazil placing third.
    And I bet everyone reading this blog, everyone in /a/ and everyone in 2ch thinks Brazil is a violent niggerland, that would never try cosplaying.

    The same goes for Tailand.







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