Thursday 19 August 2010 marked the launch of the highly secretive yet painfully brilliant Girl Guides website.
“Wild Pikachu appeared!
Metapod used Harden!
Enemy Pikachu used Flash!
Metapod used String Shot!”
As a self-confessed Pokémon fan, I could not resist sharing the above photograph with all of you.
I may not be into costume role-playing (cosplay) but if Miss Pikachu is anything to go by, or her friends for that matter, I may very well have to re-evaluate my stance on the subject… *loses focus and drools slightly onto the keyboard*
For those who do not know; Cosplay, short for "costume role-play", is a type of performance art whereby participants outfit themselves with an elaborate costume of some kind, which is often adorned with theme specific accessories, that represents a specific character, idea or theme.
Cosplay participants ("cosplayers") form a subculture centered around wearing their costumes and re-enacting scenes or inventing likely behaviour inspired by their chosen sources. In some circles, the term cosplay has been broadened to include simply wearing a costume, without special consideration given to enacting characters in a performance context.
So you see, having nerdish tendencies is not all bad. Admittedly a little strange, but not as bad as the stereotype would have you believe.
Until the next time “Milieunairs”!