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Like last summer, I went to the the manga and anime fair Comiket (コミケット) on Odaiba. Again I wanted to take pictures of the many cosplay girls and guys who gather at the Tokyo Big Sight venue. I also went to the となりでコスプレ博 (tonari de kosupure-haku — Cosplay in the Neighborhood exhibition) event in the TFT halls which, unlike the Comiket, costs money to enter. But due to the fact that the Comiket is attended by about 500,000 visitors and many thousands of cosplayers, photography at there is much more harder with all the other people taking pictures in the rather small areas where photography is allowed.

After grabbing a few shots indoors at the Comiket I went outside to the dedicated cosplay areas, where it was really crowded, hot and not that well suited for getting nice images. So I moved to the nearby Tokyo Fashion Town building and the Tonari de Cosplay expo.
As you can see, cosplays of Vocaloid characters were extremely popular this year!

Large crowds of manga fans at the Kokusai-Tenjijō station of the JR Rinkai line.
Large crowds of manga fans at the Kokusai-Tenjijō station of the JR Rinkai line.
The entrance to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
The entrance to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
One of several huge halls where tens of thousands of manga illustrators and related artists offer their merchandise.
One of several huge halls where tens of thousands of manga illustrators and related artists offer their merchandise.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem and Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone from the Tiger & Bunny (タイガー&バニー) anime.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem and Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone from the Tiger & Bunny (タイガー&バニー) anime.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid singing synthesizer application (Miku Append version).
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid singing synthesizer application (Miku Append version).
Two girl cosplayers dressed up as Azusa Nakano and Yui Hirasawa from the K-On! (けいおん!) manga.
Two girl cosplayers dressed up as Azusa Nakano and Yui Hirasawa from the K-On! (けいおん!) manga.
Three cosplayers dressed up as the idols Rin Kagamine, MEIKO and Hatsune Miku (Love-Colored Ward version) from the Vocaloid franchise.
Three cosplayers dressed up as the idols Rin Kagamine, MEIKO and Hatsune Miku (Love-Colored Ward version) from the Vocaloid franchise.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Luka Megurine ('Just be Friends' version) and Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid franchise.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Luka Megurine ('Just be Friends' version) and Hatsune Miku from the Vocaloid franchise.
Two girls in cute but unidentified cosplays.
Two girls in cute but unidentified cosplays.
A group of three Japanese cosplayers posing at the Summer Comiket 80.
A group of three Japanese cosplayers posing at the Summer Comiket 80.
Two Japanese girls cosplaying in pastel maid outfits.
Two Japanese girls cosplaying in pastel maid outfits.
Two girl cosplayers dressed up as Stocking Anarchy and Panty Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
Two girl cosplayers dressed up as Stocking Anarchy and Panty Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Panty Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Panty Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Stocking Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Stocking Anarchy from the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (パンティ&ストッキングwithガーターベルト) anime.
A cosplay girl dressed up as Luka Megurine from the Vocaloid computer program.
A cosplay girl dressed up as Luka Megurine from the Vocaloid computer program.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Izumo Kamiki and Shiemi Moriyama from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Izumo Kamiki and Shiemi Moriyama from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
A Japanese cosplay couple dressed up as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) versions of Kaito and Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
A Japanese cosplay couple dressed up as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) versions of Kaito and Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi and Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the Ano Hana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi and Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the Ano Hana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
Two Japanese girls cosplaying Rin Okumura and Shura Kirigakure from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two Japanese girls cosplaying Rin Okumura and Shura Kirigakure from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Shiemi Moriyama and Yukio Okumura from the Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Shiemi Moriyama and Yukio Okumura from the Blue Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Hikari and Touko from the Pokémon (ポケモン) franchise.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Hikari and Touko from the Pokémon (ポケモン) franchise.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Touko from the Pokémon (ポケモン) franchise.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Touko from the Pokémon (ポケモン) franchise.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Mephisto Pheles and Amaimon from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Mephisto Pheles and Amaimon from the Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) manga.
A Japanense girl cosplaying Kriem from the Tiger & Bunny (タイガー&バニー) anime.
A Japanense girl cosplaying Kriem from the Tiger & Bunny (タイガー&バニー) anime.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Neku Sakuraba and Shiki Misak from the The World Ends with You (すばらしきこのせかい) video game.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Neku Sakuraba and Shiki Misak from the The World Ends with You (すばらしきこのせかい) video game.
A Japanese girl cosplaying in an Original Maid (オリジナルメイド) outfit.
A Japanese girl cosplaying in an Original Maid (オリジナルメイド) outfit.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as the female version of America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as the female version of America from the Hetalia: Axis Powers (ヘタリア Axis Powers) manga.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Msyu/Mashyu and Q/Kyū from the [C]: The Money and Soul of Possibility anime series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Msyu/Mashyu and Q/Kyū from the [C]: The Money and Soul of Possibility anime series.
Three girl cosplayers dressed up as Shinomaru, Kirara Victoria von Frankenstein and Benten from the ZONE-00 manga.
Three girl cosplayers dressed up as Shinomaru, Kirara Victoria von Frankenstein and Benten from the ZONE-00 manga.
Two cosplay girls mock-fighting with each other.
Two cosplay girls mock-fighting with each other.
A Japanese cosplay girl dressed up as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) version of Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
A Japanese cosplay girl dressed up as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) version of Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
Three Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome, Ranka Lee and Klan Cang from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Three Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Sheryl Nome, Ranka Lee and Klan Cang from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Two cosplay girls dressed up as Ami Futami und Mami Futami from The Idolmaster (アイドルマスター) video games.
Two cosplay girls dressed up as Ami Futami und Mami Futami from The Idolmaster (アイドルマスター) video games.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Ami Futami from The Idolm@ster (アイドルマスター) video games.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Ami Futami from The Idolm@ster (アイドルマスター) video games.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Rin and Len Kagamine from the Vocaloid computer program (bonus stage version).
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Rin and Len Kagamine from the Vocaloid computer program (bonus stage version).
A female cosplayer dressed up as Mirim from the Queen's Blade Rebellion (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン) gamebook series.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Mirim from the Queen's Blade Rebellion (クイーンズブレイド リベリオン) gamebook series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Musubi from the Sekirei (セキレイ) manga series.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Musubi from the Sekirei (セキレイ) manga series.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsuyuki disguised as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Atsumu 'Yukiatsu' Matsuyuki disguised as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A Japanese guy cosplaying as a well-equipped German Wehrmacht soldier.
A Japanese guy cosplaying as a well-equipped German Wehrmacht soldier.
A cosplayer dressed up as Mario from Nintendo's Super Mario video game series.
A cosplayer dressed up as Mario from Nintendo's Super Mario video game series.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Marisa Kirisame from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
A male cosplayer dressed up as Marisa Kirisame from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
A Japanese guy cosplaying as Imperial Japanese Navy war correspondent (holding a Leica camera).
A Japanese guy cosplaying as Imperial Japanese Navy war correspondent (holding a Leica camera).
A female cosplayer dressed up as Kisaragi from the Criminal Girls (クリミナルガールズ) video game.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Kisaragi from the Criminal Girls (クリミナルガールズ) video game.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Manaka Takane from the LovePlus (ラブプラス) video game.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Manaka Takane from the LovePlus (ラブプラス) video game.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Madoka Kaname from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Madoka Kaname from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) anime series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara from the Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) light novel series.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Shizuo Heiwajima and Izaya Orihara from the Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) light novel series.
A cosplayer dressed up as Celty Sturluson from the Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) light novel series.
A cosplayer dressed up as Celty Sturluson from the Durarara!! (デュラララ!!) light novel series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Alice Liddell with a stuffed Peter White from the Alice in the Country of Hearts (ハートの国のアリス ~Wonderful Wonder World~) visual novel.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Alice Liddell with a stuffed Peter White from the Alice in the Country of Hearts (ハートの国のアリス ~Wonderful Wonder World~) visual novel.
A bikini-clad Japanese cosplay girl.
A bikini-clad Japanese cosplay girl.
A Japanese girl cosplaying as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) version Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
A Japanese girl cosplaying as the Black Rock Shooter (BRS) version Miku Hatsune from the Vocaloid computer program.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the Ano Hana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Meiko 'Menma' Honma from the Ano Hana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Chiriko 'Tsuruko' Tsurumi from the AnoHana (あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない) anime series.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Jafal and Sindbad from the Magi - Labyrinth of Magic (マギ魔笛) manga series.
Two Japanese cosplayers dressed up as Jafal and Sindbad from the Magi - Labyrinth of Magic (マギ魔笛) manga series.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Jafal from the Magi - Labyrinth of Magic (マギ魔笛) manga series.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Jafal from the Magi - Labyrinth of Magic (マギ魔笛) manga series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Homura Akemi from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) anime series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Homura Akemi from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ) anime series.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku.
A Japanese girl is a sex maid outfit.
A Japanese girl is a sex maid outfit.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Rise Kujikawa and her Persona Himiko from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (ペルソナ4) video game.
Two cosplayers dressed up as Rise Kujikawa and her Persona Himiko from the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (ペルソナ4) video game.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Meiko Sakine.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Meiko Sakine.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Miku Hatsune in the 'From the Sandplay Singing of the Dragon' song.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid idol Miku Hatsune in the 'From the Sandplay Singing of the Dragon' song.
A Japanese guy in a distinctive but as yet unidentified cosplay.
A Japanese guy in a distinctive but as yet unidentified cosplay.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Kirara Victoria von Frankenstein from the ZONE-00 manga.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Kirara Victoria von Frankenstein from the ZONE-00 manga.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Shinomaru from the ZONE-00 manga.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Shinomaru from the ZONE-00 manga.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Benten from the ZONE-00 manga.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Benten from the ZONE-00 manga.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Cirno from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
A girl cosplayer dressed up as Cirno from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
Another girl cosplaying Cirno from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
Another girl cosplaying Cirno from the Touhou Project (東方Project) video game series.
A Japanese girl cosplaying Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
A Japanese girl cosplaying Ranka Lee from the Macross Frontier (マクロスF) anime.
Yet another version of the Vocaloid idol Miku Hatsune (初音ミク), here in a green dress.
Yet another version of the Vocaloid idol Miku Hatsune (初音ミク), here in a green dress.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Hazama from the BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (ブレイブルー コンティニュアム シフト) video game.
A Japanese cosplayer dressed up as Hazama from the BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (ブレイブルー コンティニュアム シフト) video game.
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Kaito and Len Kagamine from the Vocaloid computer program (Matryoshka versions).
Two female cosplayers dressed up as Kaito and Len Kagamine from the Vocaloid computer program (Matryoshka versions).
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid/Megpoid idol Gumi in the 'Panda Hero' song.
A cosplay girl dressed up as the Vocaloid/Megpoid idol Gumi in the 'Panda Hero' song.
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  One Response to “Japanese cosplays at Comiket 80 & Tonari de Cosplay in TFT”

  1. Just a tip: the guy in the distinctive yet unidentified cosplay is cosplaying Shintaro Gotou, Kamen Rider Birth from the series Kamen Rider OOO.

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