Dollers for dollars—Yen for yen

…taking on web subculture
GOOD magazine | 2015Mar05
I understand the appeal of a costume-masked self, although I’ve put on the Kigurumi masks and found them uncomfortable. The people who wear the masks that model for me, it’s a real variety—male and female. But at the end of the shoot they seem disappointed when they have to unmask. They like being that character and acting out that character.more….

As I reported before  (3Yen / 2013-08-29) , these “Dollers” are into wearing a full bodysuit, usually in a flesh-tone color, combined with clothing and girlie accessories of a manga or anime character. Or, in the words of Admiral Ackbar


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5 thoughts on “Dollers for dollars—Yen for yen”

  1. That creeped me out. I mean far out creeped out. To have an anime face juxtaposed into real life just did my head in man..

  2. This is just more proof of the Japanification of ‘Merica and The Rest of The World. Obviously, the master plan of Japan’s post-apocalypse world domination is happening right on schedule. They will be teaching mandatory Japanese in every single grade school in the USA by 2020.

    But the problem that you can clearly see is that all of these “models” are overweight and obese. It’s because none of them work anymore. They are all proud, flag-waving members of The Free Shit Army ™ eating Obama Burgers and Freedom Fries. Why work anyway? Only foreigners that want green cards do that anymore. Working is so the 1990s.

    Where can I purchase my very own Kigurumi mask?

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