Cosplay and Anime Hair

I Skyped with my family last night and had this conversation with my brother, Mon:

Me: Look, I had my hair cut (*smiling*)

Mon: You look like an anime character!


My wash-and-wear anime and cosplay hair


I posted the same photo on Facebook. Got a number of "likes" and comments along with this remark from a friend:

"Dye your hair, put on some highlights and you'll make a good character on cosplay."

An anime (short for animation) is an animation style originating from Japan. It is known for its colorful graphics and themes usually intended for an adult audience. A cosplay (short for costume play) is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes to represent a specific character.



Photo on the right is a cosplay team representing the cast of Rurouni Kenshin, an anime shown on the left photo. 
(Originally two separate photos from Google Images)
With some hair dye and gel to create more spikes, I can make 
my hair look like any of these. LOL (Photo from Google Images)

50 comments:

  1. *lol* After taking a very good look at your photograph, I think your brother might be right with that.

    A friend of mine does Hetalia & Tony Stark/Ironman Cosplay, so I am familiar with it... very interesting to see how much time & effort people put into this kind of hobby.

    So... are you going to do Cosplay, and if so, as who or what? :D

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    1. Tough decision... Suzuka, maybe? Or any with a short hair, too :) Thank you PinkPanthress!

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    2. Ah, yes... I could imagine you well as Suzuka. :)
      You are most welcome.

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  2. I usually have highlights but Saturday the hairdresser didn't have time to do them so just had the colour, I feel a different person without them.
    Loved your post it's surprising what a hairstyle will do for a person.

    Thanks for all the comments, I really do appreciate them. Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  3. There are certainly anime similarities! Cute!

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  4. You are adorable with or without highlights! My 18 year old son loves anime.

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  5. Me encanta tu corte de pelo.
    Un beso y buen día

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  6. Your new haircut is great, I also see similarities.
    Greetings Irma

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  7. I like your new haircut. You have beautiful thick hair, that goes with your very pretty face. Thank you for commenting on Christopher. He is so funny and a happy boy. I think my count is wrong in the grand kids. I have 4 living children, 1 deceased, 11 grand children and 2 great grandchildren on the way and Christopher is a great, not only grandchild, he is just great.

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  8. You look very pretty with your new style!

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  9. I really like your new hairdo - it really suits you :))

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  10. I love this cut! I could never pull off a short cut, so I truly appreciate it when someone else can. Beautiful!
    Liz

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  11. Hey,

    Never heard of cosplay, but that's OK... I'm getting old, but it sounds like you could make it happen with that hairstyle, so that's the main thing, right:)

    PS... glad to hear I am not the only one who reads the shampoo and toothpaste labels... phew!!!

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  12. Anime is IN, you're styling, cutting edge look AND you wear it well! You look fabulous and I'll bet it's easy to care for as a bonus :)

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  13. These are new terms to me as well (I am getting old too!). Perfect cut to be colorful and creative...and it looks great on you. :)

    Blessings!
    Denisw

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  14. Thank you for your comment :)
    I love Japan, anime and cosplay <3 :)
    Following you on GFC :)
    Kisses,

    sissly.blogspot.com

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  15. Your hair is fantastic! If I were closer, I'd ask to photograph you. And thank you for your comment on my blog. That was very nice.

    Cosplay - is that short for costume roll playing or something like that? There is a likeness. A good one though. Just the same, great hair style!

    Sincerely, Eddie

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  16. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com

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  17. hahaha it's true! you just need to dye your hair abit and come to anime event and instantly become a cosplayer! you look fresh with short hair :D

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  18. I know nothing at all about the Japanese anime apart from what you have shown us. However, your haircut really suits your lovely face.

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  19. O, you look awesome; you should start spiking it with gel! Thank you so much for your kind words; you have a new follower :)

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  20. Blue tips would be pretty ... or a really dark violet! That's a great photo of yourself, too, by the way! :)

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  21. Oh, I love the haircut! So cute.

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  22. I like your hair the way it is and not colored. It suits you. But then I'm a man, what do I know. ;-)

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  23. nice hair... just like your style way back 2002, after 10 years. "buhok na tinubuan ng bata":))

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