I love dressing up. Any kind of costume makes me incredibly happy. That’s my favorite part of Halloween, or Spirit Week at work, or even Comicon. That’s also why I’m really into casual cosplay.
Casual cosplay–or everyday cosplay–is a normal outfit that resembles a character, or just takes themes of a movie, show, or book, and encompasses them into an outfit. It’s all personal interpretation. And since I’m doing to make myself happy, it doesn’t matter if anyone else recognizes it!
First up is Misaki Takahashi. He is the main character in Shungiku Nakamura’s manga/anime “Junjou Romantica.”
For my cosplay outfit, I combined a few of his looks into one. First, I started with his pinned back hair.
He wears it like this in the first episode of the anime. Since my hair is similarly short, I pinned mine back with bobby pins.
Next, I took an outfit from season three where he’s getting ready to practice for his job interview. He wears a white button up shirt, a tie, and a blue cardigan.
I mimicked the white shirt and the cardigan.
Also, Misaki famously (or infamously) wore a pair of socks with stars on them. I think they are adorable, but many within the fandom don’t agree.
I have similar socks, bought solely for this purpose.
Finally, I finished my look with a bunny necklace. Misaki’s significant other is Akihiko Usami–with the nickname Usagi, which means bunny. (My necklace is actually a blown-glass Peep I bought at the Phoenix Comicon!)
These powers combine to form Misaki!