crazycrazydoesdoes saidI already get the showing off the body part, but just don't see the fun in it, that's all haha. Do people only have one costume that they wear all the time to the conventions, or do they have many? Where do they store it all?
I get this:
But I don't get this:
the bottom pic is from some japanese comedy manga about a guy wearing a bodythong thing and save his girl or something. it's one of those japanese anime/manga with a weird sense of humor. I saw a trailer for that some time ago but I can't remember.
also note that the conventions/cosplays from Japan and in USA is different because of the anime/video game demographics. There are anime that are more known in Japan than in USA, and therefore likely more people to cosplay it. And then there are anime that were never aired on USA and most people wouldn't know it, unless someone sub it or scanlate it.
Also, not all costumes are shirtless or showing bodies. Though there are some hilarious ones like the one with a bunch of (kind of gay) guys dressing up as Pokemon or something. Then you have some cosplay that people dye their hair, make their own fake weapon, and craft their costume to look like some melee magical asskicking demonslaying zombiestomping character.
I mean, have you seen the cosplay for the swimming anime Free?
And then u have some cosplay for like League of Legends or Pokemon or Sword Art Online (or some other ones that I don't know cause Im behind in anime) where people actually cover themselves.