Yesterday I went to yet another Halloween event. Japan sure does love Halloween, they seem to celebrate it all month. Even today, the event is still ongoing apparently, even though October is over. xD But I don't care that much about Halloween anyways (never celebrated it), so to me it was just a really big anime cosplay event. xD I don't really have any elaborate costumes with me in Japan right now, and some friends wanted to do a Tenipuri meetup, so... That's what we did.
Pretty much all of east Ikebukuro was part of the event, so you could actually go into all the shops, restaurants and game centers in cosplay. So of course we took purikura~ =3
But because it was so massive (and they required everybody to change in the changing rooms, you couldn't just show up in costume), the lines were worse than at Tenipuri Bunkasai, seriously! Me and sindraa
arrived at the venue at about 10, and it wasn't until about 11:40 that we could go in and start changing. It was in the same location as the Bunkasai actually, and the entire
hall was being used as changing room. So there was plenty of SPACE for everybody to have gone in all at once (probably...), but because everybody had to pay and get their registration tag before going in, it took them ages to actually get all the people inside. (And by the time they got new people inside, the first people would've already finished changing) So when we got in, the room was largely empty. So yeah, they really needed to get more people to help with the cash desks. ^^;;
And we got interviewed again for Fuji TV, although by different reporters this time. They kept insisting we talked in English, even though it was much easier for us to talk in Japanese, because then the interpreter they had wouldn't have to repeat everything we said. And again they were really pushy about getting certain answers out of us, like "Do you think Ikebukuro is the place where cosplay originated?" We know that it's not, as a matter of fact (I read so much research about that for my thesis, lol)
, but that's probably not what they wanted to hear, so we just said "we don't know", but they kept repeating the same question. =_=; So I'd be surprised if they aired it, but who knows... Apparently our 'interview' at Kawasaki actually got aired on TV as well. xD( Pictures~Collapse )