Kigurumi

Kigurumi

In Japan, there is a form of theatre seen often at malls and parks called Kigurumi. Kigurumi shows usually promote different cartoons that are popular on television, by staging plays featuring the characters. The weird thing is that, rather than just have actors play the roles, they dress from head to toe in full costumes and enclosing masks so that they look "exactly" like  the characters from the TV show.

Kigurumi has a large adult fan-following, and a lot of fans dress up as  Kigurumi on their own. It's even showing up in the States.



The first six images are of a show that features characters
from Tokyo Mew-Mew, sort of an animal themed Sailor Moon.

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