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Japan's #1 Cosplay for 2008: Lucky Star Uniform

I bet the US's is Naruto. Damn headbands.

Lucky Star's Izumi
Lucky Star's Izumi
According to the Mainichi, the #1 most popular cosplay in Japan was the school uniform from Lucky Star-- it doesn't specify summer or winter uniform; I wonder if they count both? The #2 was Clannad's uniform, natch.


But those weren't the only big hits of 2008: Macross F was a popular choice, and by that I mean all three protagonists: Alto, Ranka, and Sheryl. (The Mainichi article has a really nice shot of a Sheryl performance costume that I kind of crave, even though I can't imagine wearing it.) Persona 4's uniform was popular for both guys and girls, and Gintama outfits remain a mainstay.


There are a couple of things I'm kind of surprised not to see: Gundam 00, Code Geass, and Vampire Knight-- maybe Japan's just getting over VK fandom as it truly launches in the US? But the anime just came out, so that seems unlikely. Hmm!


For you cosplayers out there-- and cosplay fans –what are you hoping to put together for 2009? (Or what are you hoping to see at cons?)

Devillyon Dec. 31, 2008 at 7:50 a.m.
yet im one of the few who uploaded a Lucky Star cosplay pic XD
Black_Roseon Dec. 31, 2008 at 3:52 p.m.
I uploaded three of the four Lucky Star cosplay pics. It seems that we're the only ones who like it >_>
Devillyon Dec. 31, 2008 at 3:53 p.m.
yep <_<
Lunarmothon Dec. 31, 2008 at 11:12 p.m.
Cosplayers are always fun. Don't you think so.

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