Seventy-two: cosplay

Seventy-two: cosplay, originally uploaded by meganknight.

Paradoxically, Japanese pop culture has a following in China, and cosplay is fairly common. I’d not seen it before in Guangzhou, but on Xiamen island we wandered into the end of a session. The kids were congregating outside the ‘excellent toilet’ near the restaurant in green wigs and fancy costumes, and coming out in everyday clothes. This group was still performing, though, something that appears to be Hamlet, I think. Unfortunately, Ophelia came off her incredible shoes and tumbled down the stairs. She managed to walk away, though, with some help from Hamlet and the photographer.

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