Cosplay, the whole world of dressing up as characters from video games, is alive and well in China. You can see a whole array of game-inspired art, masquerade, and photography here, at the game zone of Tom.com. Frankly, I can’t even begin to identify the games from which these characters come. Scroll down past the huge-eyed, long-haired anime girl wallpapers with titles like “CG美女.FUCK” to find cosplay photos. The bottom of the page has photos of boothbabes and kitschy game toys, for those who like that kind of stuff.
Link here to see photos from Tom.com’s “Full Dress Carnival Animation Festival,” held in Beijing at the Chinese Military Museum [yes, really] in August of 2005.
Link here to see held the winners of the event’s cosplay competition.