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Amazing Monster Hunter Cosplayer

Posted in Wonder Festival by tokyobling on July 29, 2011

The most impressive cosplay at this summer’s Wonder Festival was without question this troupe of cosplayers doing their version Capcom’s massive game hit, Monster Hunter. In recent years Monster Hunter (or “Monhan” as it is shortened here in Japan) cosplayers have become the most numerous and usually make up about one third of all cosplayers at any major event. This group had amazing costumes and a very coordinated group outfit, but most impressive was the poor guy (it was over 30 degrees in the shade, and very humid) inside the monster mount suit! He barely moved as the troupe spent hours posing for photographers and fellow cosplayers. Later on I caught them checking out a show inside the festival so I snapped a picture (even though you are not supposed to, very bad manners) just to show you how the suit looks half-worn! That guy is a real hero! I’m happy for the sake of his back though, that he didn’t actually do any poses with the rest of this team astride on his back!


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  1. rawemotionalwriter said, on July 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The people in the costume seam as if they could not wait for everything to be over with. They do not look so happy. But I can understand why when you had mention how hot it was. I did not even notice it was in a bending position until you mention it. Yeah feel sorry for the guy back too heck for him period because he was blanket with the costume from head to toe.

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    • tokyobling said, on August 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Hi! Sorry for the late reply…. yes, it was very nearly unbearably hot that day! So after a few hours they were pretty wilted flowers indeed! I wonder how much he had to drink to keep up with the heat? (^-^;)

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  2. pk1154 said, on August 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Those are really dedicated cosplayers.

    (E is planning a new-to-her character for Youmacon this fall, but from an older Final Fantasy game.)

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    • rawemotionalwriter said, on August 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Oh I believe you. It takes a lot of dedication to be enclose in a costume in the heat. I was merely going with their face expression.

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    • tokyobling said, on August 22, 2011 at 12:12 am

      They sure are! Is E going to be as dedicated? Older FF characters are super classic over here, hardly see them anymore. I checked out Youmacon, still can’t get used to American made manga. (^-^;) Looks fun though! Aah, to be young again…! (^-^)

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  3. yoshizen said, on July 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Those cosplayers, aren’t they women ?
    —– what so ever, very well photographed. Fantastic !

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    • tokyobling said, on July 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Thank you! Yes, two women, but the guy in the monster suit is a man (I think).

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