Itâ€™s the end of December and that can mean only one thing: Comiket is in full swing! Today was only the first day, but the cosplay (and the crowds) were utterly amazing. With about half a million people expected to visit over the three-day event at Tokyo Big Sight, you should hardly be surprised that people from all over Japanâ€“and some from around the worldâ€“flock to the doujinshi spectacular.
We headed down on Sunday afternoon and captured a few photos of our favorite cosplayers. And by â€œa fewâ€ we mean â€œa metric crapton.â€
The weather was a bit chilly, but perfect for walking around in circles for hours on end. At least for those of us in normal clothes. We honestly have no idea how all the skin-baring fans kept their extremities from going numbâ€“though there were more than a few folks with goosebumps, so we guess theyâ€™re not super-human after all!
If youâ€™ve never been to Comiket before, hereâ€™s the view that greats you upon ascending the stairs of Big Sightâ€“people, there are a lot of them!
This is the 87th Comiketâ€“a full 39 years have passed since the very first convention in 1972. Yep, Comiket is older than most of its attendees!
But weâ€™re not here to talk about the crowd or historyâ€“weâ€™re here to look at awesome costumes! So, without further ado, we present some of our favorite cosplay from Comiketâ€™s three designated cosplay areas!
This was literally the first cosplayer we saw.
His sign reads, â€œI did it! I made the thing that you occasionally use with the toilet!â€