Gamers and cosplayers this past September gathered at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan) for the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). The convention and trade show — which ran for four days from the 21st to the 24th — chiefly showcases Japanese video games and hardware. But TGS also hosts cosplay events and international video game and hardware companies. If you’ve ever held a game pad or tried to impersonate an Italian plumber, you wouldn’t want to miss it. Thanks to the magical internet, we can enjoy highlights from the convention right now.
Cosplay Back at Tokyo Game Show
Cosplay returned to the Tokyo Game Show this year. Many lingering COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that kept cosplay out of the event have finally been lifted, making the return of this fan-favorite possible. So, here are some highlights from this year’s cosplay creations. There are loads of links, so pick your route and enjoy your internet crawl down the cosplay rabbit hole. It’s dangerous to go alone but don’t let that stop you. I’m sure these fantastic creations are all the motivation you need!
Can’t get enough cosplay? Check out this post about the recent Africa Comic Con!
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Tokyo Game Show 2024
So, set your time-travel-enabled microwave for September 26th to 29th, 2024, for the next Tokyo Game Show. The venue will again be Makuhari Messe. It’s only a 40-minute drive from Haneda airport.
When it comes to cosplay, are you a creator or a connoisseur? Or maybe the whole idea of cosplay makes you just sleepy. Relax and enjoy some light crossplay with the Maid Clothes Pajamas. They’re size 2L for otokonoko. Now you can dream happy dreams of being isekaied into a world of kawaii servitude. The J-List Store has a bountiful collection of maid and cosplay-themed merch, so check it out.