Otaku Sexy: A Foray into Fashionable Anime Apparel

“Nana” by Ai Yazawa. Published by Shueisha.

Are you an anime enthusiast that is peeking out of the “Otaku Closet?” Maybe I’m too self-conscious, but the prospect of showing off my anime fandom in public can be scary. While fun at conventions, Victorian frills, cat ears, and bright wigs seem strange for the day-to-day. There is a power-level threshold of nerdery that must be balanced.

When it comes to shopping for anime apparel, I’ve found that t-shirts & hoodies are the standard. A majority of them only available in Men’s sizes—so frumpy! As the culture of Japanese animation becomes more accepted, I would be ecstatic if merchandisers could keep pace in producing more fashionable clothing.

Here are some picks to wear out of the house:

Strict-G

1  Episode T-Shirt
    ¥3990/$48                                 
2  3Roll Bracelet
    ¥7350/$90
3  RX-78-2 Cargo Shorts 
    ¥18900/$229
4  Mexico 66 Deluxe
    ¥29400/$356

 

Haruyama

1  Nerv Douai BD mark-A Shirt
    ¥4095/$50 
     2  Unit 2 Cross Motif Tie
         ¥4095/$50 
3  Engraved Nerv Cufflinks
    ¥4095/$50

1   Collared Chococat Dress
¥2055/$25
     Forever 21                            
2  Hello Kitty Embossed Face Satchel
¥6985/$85
    Loungefly
3  Hello Kitty Hooded Jacket
¥9040/$110
    ASICS x Hello Kitty

EVA x BACKS Fleece Top
¥5460/$66
    Mobacolle                             
RADIO EVA “LAUNCH” Desert Boot
¥30450/$370
    Clarks
3  Unit 1 Tulle Skirt
¥7980/$96
    Evangelion Store
4  6th Angel Silver Earrings
¥12340/$150
    EVA x Hanakarakusa

About Anne's Anime Blog

I am an astronomical anime fan. I enjoy watching it, collecting figures & merchandise, assembling models, and attending conventions. California burrito glutton. Let's be friends:)

Posted on November 28, 2012, in Anime and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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