I just love it that in Tokyo u never know what u gonna see or expirience. and the circles are super big. so many ppl with wicked style. For example some days before i returned to Finland in the Shinjuku Jack Sparrow and Mad hatter cosplayers were just walking around like they would really be actually the characters...
Well, I used to love Harajuku. Sweet home as we called it. (That time I didn't know i'm gonna actually live in Harajuku one day.) well first time i went to Japan 2006. I saw all the cosplayers and all these wicked styled admirable people, and knew i want to be part of it all. While staying Tokyo I spent most of the time in Harajuku. made friends with the other cosplayers without even speaking japanese. In the Harajuku the atmosphere is most important. Usually same cosplayers go there every sunday (mostly saturdays too) Most of the cosplayers has made the costumes by themself. we gathered up, chat, take pictures together, go to purikura, eat some snacks(usually somebody bring it and gives for all) , and do some free hugs or dance/sing performances. Most of the cosplayers time goes for posing the camreas. Many tourists around the world go to Harajuku and see the cosplayers. So there is all the time somebody asking (or taking secretly) ur pictures. Also in the meiji bridge, there are few old man coming every sunday there to take pictures. they are kind of friends of cosplayers. They take the pictures and next week bring the pictures they have took to the cosplayers....Before i moved to Tokyo for a year, i thought i'm gonna spend every sunday in Harajuku and keep dressing up as a lolita. But actually, i did it only for the first month, then i got intrested with other styles. Tokyo decadance and Dark castle (the cosplayers gothic events) i went for only few months... then new period of clothing and fashion started for me. Still i love the Harajuku culture and fashion though, i wouldn't dress as a lolita anymore and go to pose for the bridge.
|I'm sure most of the ppl regonize this place. The cosplayers bridge in Harajuku.|
|This is pretty much the last times i were wearing lolita. Now this Angelic Prettys dress is in SALE if somebody is interested tell me ;D|
|Girl with a nice make up in the Tokyo decadance|
|My favorite Lolitas|
|Hikaru on the right and other free huggers|
|girl wearing Takuya angel|
|This guy with the MASK is actually accessory designer, and keeps the selfmade Harajuku magazine for all the cosplayers in the bridge.|
These people has an interesting life stories and personalities. Many of my friends has been asking why these ppl are cosplaying in the harajuku. Maybe big reason for many of these cosplayers to go to meiji bridge is to escape for reality for a while and be somebody else. Get the attention and show their creativity. Meet the friends.Some of my cosplayer friends are already 27 years old. still many of these cosplayers are really young.It's been always a bit mysterious for me, that who are these ppl the rest of the weekdays...
|This is the Takeshita street on sunday|