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17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016

In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!

An Unbreakable Sailor Bond

Much like how the sailor soldiers relied on each other through tough times, these 10 cosplayers all support one another as they navigate through the world of anime conventions.

Cosplay as Samurai & Walk through Kamakura

When you visit Kamakura, you can not only look like a samurai—you can also eat like one!

Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures

Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.

Muslim Women Model Beautiful Lolita Clothes

By beautifully blending religion and fashion, these young Muslim women take on the world of Lolita and bring their colorful clothes to life.

Look Out for One Punch Woman!

This female cosplayer will knock you out in just one punch!

People Dressed as Animals Dressed Like People

The smash hit movie 'Zootopia' inspires cosplay enthusiasts to create real-life versions of their favorite animated characters.

All About the World Cosplay Summit

The World Cosplay Summit began in 2003, with countries sending the winners of their respective qualifying tournaments to Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture. The biggest cosplay event on the globe, the Summit is where the world’s top cosplayers are crowned.

One Mannequin, Many Body Types

Whether you're designing a new cosplay outfit or creating your own unique dress, get the perfect size every time with just the click of a button.

Experience a Budget-Friendly Japanese Inn

Who says enjoying a Japanese 'ryokan' complete with cosplay backdrops, an onsen and sake tasting has to cost an arm and a leg?

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

Top 10 Themed Halloween Costumes

If you're in desperate need for ideas for your next Halloween party, here are some themes to choose from!

No Need to Shed Any More Tears, Cosplayers!

Save your tears and take your cosplaying to the next level with this new fake tear gel.

Cost Play! Can You Afford to Cosplay?

How much would it cost to buy your favorite character's clothing?

Yugawara Mixes Halloween & Motorcycles

2016 marks the second edition of Yugawara's unique Halloween events, including a costume contest and the Yuga-Tsu, a 10-kilometer costumed motorcycle tour!

You're Never Too Old to Cosplay

66-year-old Tomoaki Kohguchi proves that as long as you're young at heart, and have the dexterity to sew, anyone can cosplay!

Lolita Beauty Isn’t Only Skin Deep

A dark-skinned model's first-person perspective shows a different shade of Lolita fashion.

This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares

Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.

Giving a New Meaning to Dress-Up Shoes

These Detective Conan shoes are so formal they even come with their own bow tie or mini tie!

Make the Most of the World Cosplay Summit

Visiting Nagoya this August for WCS 2016? Find out cool things to do in the city (and beyond!) to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan, whether you cosplay or not!

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