Toshi – Hospitality and Good Manners
Many cosplayers push boundaries and cross borders. For Toshi from Tokyo, however, ‘hospitality and good manners’ is the motto for cosplay. He has worked in a cosplay event company for years. Recently, he decided to become a cosplayer. He created the armour of the King Arthur character Saber from the
manga, anime and light novel series Fate/ Prototype. Saber has a strong sense of duty and justice. In Convention, Toshi´s take on the Japanese convention community is shown in photos from the biggest fan, manga and cosplay convention in Japan.
“Cosplayers want to become someone else than they are in real life. They think: ‘If I can just be like my idol, or dress more sexually, or have a big sword.’ They want to transform themselves and become almost too cute, handsome or strong. I think that’s a big reason they cosplay.”