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Okami Amaterasu Cosplay Is Furry Fun

by Andrew Reiner on Sep 08, 2010 at 08:00 AM

I just returned from PAX Prime 2010 yesterday, and I have to say I was disappointed by the small number of cosplayers at the convention. Sure, I saw male and female versions of Commander Shepard and a great line-up of StarCraft inspired costumes, but the cosplayers were not out in full force at this show. Reader HK-47 must have sensed my disappointment. He sent me the picture above in an email with the subject line "this could be you."

I can say without hesitation that I would never cosplay Okami's Amaterasu, but I would secretly follow this person for a good hour or two, as lunch and bathroom breaks could bring some huge laughs on my end. The costume is unbelievable. Some GI staffers were wondering if two people were in the costume, but you can clearly see that it is one person hunched over with stilt-like arms. This costume cannot be good for the back. And I can't make out what show this shot was taken at, but does this cosplayer really have to wear a badge?