Nice Memory of InuYasha

I enjoyed myself in Chengdu cosplay convention last weekend. It is a nice cosplay party where I met some cool cosplayers dressing all kinds of fantastic cosplay costumes. The guys from Naruto, Kuroshitsuji, sailer moon, pokemon were catching my eyes there. They all look very attractive. I had some photo shoot with them. Now, I got the pictures and they all look cool. Great cosplay show, wonderful cosplayers.

Now, when I look at the cosplay pictures, I feel a little down. Facing nice pictures, I will recall all the good experience of the cosplay con, why I will feel lost? Maybe, I am very touchy. But I have to say I miss InuYasha, and I want to watch the classic anime, though there is no more new sequel since March 29th, 2010. InuYasha is over, not like Naruto or Kuroshitsuji.

It is a long time for an InuYasha fans. Sometimes, if you can’t get what you want, you only can recollect what you own. This classic Japanese manga series is written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shonen Sunday which is a famous manga magazine on Nov 13th, 1996, and concluded on June 18th, 2008. Because it is very popular, it was adapted as two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The whole series has a total of 167 episodes. I never missed any of the series. After a 5 years’ waiting time, the sequel was published on Oct 3th, 2009 which covers the rest of the manga series. It named The Final Act and it ended on March 29th, 2010.

That is not a long history for a Japanese anime. What I have to say, I didn’t see the whole of the manga, but I watched all of the anime TV series. So I guess all the plot of anime is as the same as the manga itself. This Japanese series’ protagonists are a time-traveling middle school girl who is a half demon, a lecherous monk, a fox demon, a demon slayer, and a nekomata.
They lived in Sengoku period and seek to find all the fragments of the jewel of four souls and to keep the jewel out of the hands of rebels, especially Naraku. I am not sure the anime’ plot is as the same of the manga’s, since I didn’t have time to read the classic manga. I am being a busy officer now.

So, anyone who have read the whole manga and watched the two anime TV series could reply me? Give me some different information about the manga.

However, I love the InuYasha anime which accompanied me for the school life. Because of the anime, I got a buddy Lee who has the same interest as me. Now, I think the InuYasha will be with me for another time, because cosplaying has been a hot hobby for me. And InuYasha certainly has become a nice choice for my cosplay costumes, though I have to wear a fake ear and a long wig. You know I have a big ear and short hair. That is a tough job for my dressing. Whatever, I like it, so I choose it.

Japanese Fashion and Children – How They Match

If you’re familiar with Japanese culture, you may have a hard time reconciling the fact that Japanese fashion and kid’s clothing can match perfectly. Most Japanese fashion styles originated from cultural, economic, and even historical factors and deviances. Surely, these are things parents should not incorporate in kid’s clothing. Japanese clothes can be loud, flamboyant, and revealing.

However, when it comes to Japanese kid’s clothing, these factors do not apply. The more unorthodox styles such as Japanese street styles, Ganguro, Lolita, and Visual Kei do not appear in Japanese kid’s clothing as is, although their characteristics influence some of the children’s clothes of Japan-for the better.

For instance, there’s Ganguro, the style wherein girls wear school uniform-like clothes. On teenagers, this may seem unusual and even inappropriate. This fashion statement may have stemmed as a take on the Westerner’s perception of Japanese girls through Japanese animation (where the characters are always in school uniform).

But for kid’s clothing, it can be cute and adorable. Imagine a straight navy blue dress with its hem touching the girl’s knee and with a sailor collar with a white stripe for emphasis. It’s simple kid’s clothing that can be used for several occasions-and it is authentically Japanese.

Another unique Japanese fashion style is the Lolita style, named after the controversial novel by Vladimir Nabokov. If you know your literature, you’d have an idea why this may not be the best idea for kid’s clothing. For Japanese kid’s clothing, however, it does the opposite effect. This style for children’s clothing still has a slight influence from the Victorian era. But by changing the patterns from dark and mature to mellow and colorful, it becomes an extremely appropriate kid’s clothing piece.

Japanese kid’s clothing is extremely unique. A usual attire for boy toddlers in Japan include a colorful scarf and colorful rubber shoes, a cap or a bonnet, jean shorts, and a shirt with an extremely creative design. These are simple descriptions-but once you see the actual ensemble, you’d know how it is different from anything you’d see from native fashion styles.

A common factor in Japanese kid’s clothing is its youthfulness and its creativity. The likes of young celebrities such as Suri Cruise, for instance, dress like adults with their penchant from designer brands. While this style isn’t wrong, it makes a child look like a miniature adult. Japanese kid’s clothing aspires for the opposite. It celebrates youth by using patterns, designs, and styles that complement the age of the wearer.

It should be noted that while a lot of the adult Japanese fashion styles are somewhat provocative, the Japanese culture in general actually cultivates timid, quiet, and shy people. These characteristics can actually be seen in the usual attire of the Japanese. The kid’s clothing of Japan that people see in the country is actually a combination of the bold and creative style of the youth and the conservative leanings of the adults. The result is a children’s apparel that is neither inappropriate nor boring.

Become a Fashion Designer With Dress Up Games

In general, girls love fashion more than boys. Some of them want to become fashion designers when they grow up. There are even some that are too young to know what a fashion designer is, but they love dressing up with mom’s clothes and combining them in several ways in order to come up with the prettiest outfit for their tea party with their stuffed animals. There is a tool that’s very easy and cheap to get access to for those girls who want to hone their skills.

Fashion on Internet

Thanks to the world wide reach of the Internet, now girls can get access to tons of styles, clothing and accessories from all over the world, even from cultures that are very different from theirs.

What is needed?

There are only two things you need, a computer and Internet access. If your reading this article, chances are you have them already. If you have a child in your house, I’m almost sure you have them already.

Dressing Up a Virtual Doll

There are literally thousands of dress up games at the reach of a few clicks. With only the imagination as a limit, programmers and designers have created dress up games that feature almost every celebrity and character that there is, and even groups of girls. From the Powerpuff girls to the Bratz dolls, and from the RBD pop girls to the cast of High School Musical, girls can play fashion designer with their favorite character, singer, actress or celebrity. There are, of course, generic nameless dolls dress up games, which are more suited for fashion only gaming.

Gameplay

Dress up games are very similar to old fashioned paper dolls, except with a far wider range of clothing. Girls select from a range of different pieces of clothing and accessories for a virtual doll to wear. Girls have fun by making the doll look pretty, stylish, elegant, cute, funny or whatever other idea they might come up with.

One of the most interest aspects of playing dress up games created from places all over the world is that girls are exposed to styles from different cultures. They will be dressing their dolls with Japanese kimonos, Indian Saris, Mexican sombreros, French bonnets, etc. You can even mix several elements from all over the world in order to make the perfect international look.

Building Up a Portfolio

It’s a good idea to save your or your girl’s creations on your computer for later reference. There are several advantages, for example, re-creating a look or style in real life, or printing it in order to decorate a room. You can also use one that you really liked or enjoyed as a screen background on your computer. Over time, a portfolio will let you show others your work, or give you a base to develop styles of your own. Of course, you can also post a printed version of your girl’s work on the fridge, or another special place, to show her how proud you are of her creativity.