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November 16, 2005 6:59 PM   Subscribe

Anime Conventions have been the site of some very fun oddness and geekery. Much of this stems from the rampant Cosplay that occurs at these events. In terms of true cosplay-style anime-con weirdness there is only one true legend: Sailor Bubba . Finally the living icon of the Midwest's Anime Central Convention has been been given an honor that truly suits his stature.
posted by aburd (17 comments total)

 
Great arguement for forced sterilization.
posted by keswick at 7:08 PM on November 16, 2005


ouch ! but i must agree with keswick on that.
posted by nola at 7:27 PM on November 16, 2005


He might find this (NSFW) useful (if pricey).

via (sorta NSFW)
posted by MikeKD at 7:46 PM on November 16, 2005


Add "cosplay" as a tag. There should be a lot more cosplay links on MetaFilter, if you ask me!
posted by Aknaton at 7:53 PM on November 16, 2005


Wow I had forgotten about real dolls, Mike. Thanks for the reminder --"people making people" Anna Mae looks like handful. I wonder when they'll start making them with wings and tails, etc.
posted by undule at 7:58 PM on November 16, 2005


Really, the only good thing about this scene are the girls that dress up in pretty, fantastical costumes.

You can keep the rest.
posted by afroblanca at 8:44 PM on November 16, 2005


Actually, scratch that. Most of these girls seem a bit on the young side. No, I guess there really isn't anything to see here.
posted by afroblanca at 8:50 PM on November 16, 2005


Actually, scratch that. Most of these girls seem a bit on the young side. No, I guess there really isn't anything to see here.

Did you miss the bobblehead made out of a middle-aged overweight man dressed like a female cartoon superhero?

Really the thing that the scene should be most proud of are the fan-subs. Some of them are of a higher quality than any professionally put together subtitle job I have ever witnessed. Specifically, I love that they take the time to add definitions to cultural references we wouldn't get or starting off an episode by explaining why X and Y are an interesting pairing if you know the history of the two together.

Another interesting aspect of the scene is how the anime style of gaudy, over-the-top dress is influencing actual fashion in Japan. But that is a subject for another, slightly less ridiculous post.
posted by aburd at 9:00 PM on November 16, 2005


Much of this stems from the rampant Cosplay that occurs at these events.

WTF! I had never heard of "Cosplay" before reading your Wikipedia link:

"Cosplay (????) is an ancient Canadian performance art based on mimicking the dress and mannerisms of Bill Cosby. Cosplay Grand Masters must endure years of rigorous training and ceremonial plastic surgery until they are ready to perform in the Shining Yukon Cosplay Arena.

Cosplayers are notable for their decorative sweaters, rambling stories about their life in Philadelphia, and misdirecting anger over their dead son at Black People. Amateur Cosplay is also highly popular but it tends to be more dependent on jokes about pudding and cigars."


People are weird.
posted by dgaicun at 9:36 PM on November 16, 2005


anyone who thinks sailor bubba is just wrong or disgusting should have their head examined. That, right there, is walking evidence that freedom is still alive in certain portions of culture in a country where said freedom is rapidly dwindling.

march on, sailor bubba! the free men and women of the world march with you!
posted by shmegegge at 10:21 PM on November 16, 2005


All this talk about Sailor Bubba and no one has linked to Man-Faye yet. Which is a very very good thing.

Trust me.
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:35 AM on November 17, 2005


walking evidence that freedom is still alive in certain portions of culture

Rubbish. Even in totalitarian societies, people are permitted to make a dick out of themselves in an unthreatening manner.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:15 AM on November 17, 2005


COMMUNIST!
posted by shmegegge at 5:10 AM on November 17, 2005


kosher_jenny: I was thinking of mentioning Man-Faye, but didn't want to traumatize anyone...
posted by May Kasahara at 6:03 AM on November 17, 2005


*er, that is, "mentioning (with links)"
posted by May Kasahara at 6:04 AM on November 17, 2005


dgaicun, I love that uncyclopedia!!
posted by Megafly at 5:41 PM on November 17, 2005


Damn my natural curiosity!

Man-Faye has been seared into my retinas.
posted by mindless progress at 7:12 PM on November 17, 2005


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