Cos Play girls chatting

Continuing our look at things people wear around the world, here are a group of girls in the Harajuku area of Tokyo dressed up in Cos (ie. costume) play outfits. These are not usually clothes for everyday wear, but dressing up in them and heading out to certain meet-up areas is a kind of hobby in Japan. The costumes are often based on characters from anime (animated films) or manga (comic books) or even video games. Harajuku is an area famous for this at the weekends.

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About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.