The 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4, writes:
There’s not a single real face among them…kind of like that obake/ghoul with no face…..only in reverse…
Cosplayers invade the Kyoto subway system to promote upcoming event
These guys—yes they’re almost always men—are kigurumi () crossplayers.
This particular subset of Kigurumi are called animegao (, lit, anime face) or in English “doller”. The animegao’s costumes consist of a full bodysuit, usually in a flesh-tone color, combined with clothing and girlie accessories of a manga or anime character (Wiki).
Previous reports of creepy kigurumi cosplay on the 3Yen include:
• Trans” cultural gaming (3Yen / 2011-08-03)
• TRANSEXUAL ZOMBIE ALERT! (3Yen / 2009-03-21)
• New face for New Year (3Yen / 2006-12-27)
• ‘I Love Rocks’ —Hello Kitty ↓ (3Yen / 2013-06-14)