We just learned the police were called on a cosplayer at last weekend's Anime Festival Asia in Singapore. Why? Because a woman who was attending a religious event in the same convention center was offended by the underboob of a cosplayer dressed as Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill. Ah, so there are puritanical douchewaffles in other countries, too? Great.
The offended woman argued with the cosplayer, and an onlooker called the police. No one was arrested, although we'd like to believe someone pointed out that the Ryoku Matoi cosplay was actually quite modest compared to the character, and furthermore, nobody likes a slut-shaming buzzkill.
This isn't the first time there's been a kerfuffle about what a woman is wearing at a convention. (Case in point, Jessica Nigri got bounced from PAX twice.) We do find it disheartening, however, that every time we hear about this happening, it's somebody complaining about what women should be allowed to wear. I'm not even attracted to women, but you don't see me clutching my pearls about somebody's underboob.
This news story seems like a perfect opportunity for us to present this gallery of underboob in cosplay. Somebody better call the police, because women are wearing the character costumes they choose to wear and attending an event specifically for said purpose. OH LORD NO. THIS IS A TRAVESTY.
(Banner image via OnePixelJump.)
Tira and Talim (Soulcalibur) photographed by megadem.
Leeloo (The Fifth Element) photographed by Revalis Cammarati.
Tier Harribel (Bleach) cosplayed by Toni Darling, photographed by Roman Trugillo.
Adrianne Curry as Christie Monteiro (Tekken) photographed by GabboT.
Leeloo and DJ Ruby Rhod (The Fifth Element) photographed by DuckPuppy.
Witchblade photographed by Eric Neitzel.
Tira (Soulcalibur) photographed by sjmck.
Yoko Littner (Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan) photographed by Seattle.roamer.
Tier Harribel (Bleach) photographed by Michael Li.