HAPPENINGText: Chibashi

Talking of Wonder Festival, Cosplay (costume players) is very popular. Especially the completely transformed Valkyrie attracted the attention this time. It’s completely transformed in cosplay. It took three people to transform into Gerwalk.

Left: The cosplay of the machine in Macross, Valkyrie (Roy Fokker version). Of course a man is inside. Right: Valkyrie transformed into Gerwalk. It’s not possible to transform by himself. It took three people to do that.

The current cosplay girls have high levels. They’re cute and also sexy.

Left: A cat (I don’t know the name), character of Wonder Festival surrounded by Wonda-chan, the mascot characters as well and a cosplayer of Sakura. Center: Haneys of Fighting Vipers (SEGA). Right: To Hart.

Besides, at the section of dolls (playing dress-up dolls, etc), there’re lots of original clothes for dolls from sexy lingeries to sober dresses. Ko-gal Jenny was really mede well.

The next time will be held on the 8th of August. This festival like a paradise for manias. Thirty thousand Otakus will gather again in Summer!

Wonder Festival 1999
Date: February 7th, 1999
Place: Tokyo Big Sight
Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Text: Chibashi
Translation: Mayumi Kaneko
Photos: Chibashi

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