needs Halloween? We
is a Japanese anime
fan term for Costume Play. Here in the U.S. and many other Western
this sort of ritual would be called a Masquerade or Costume Party,
now covers the Sci-Fi and fantasy conventions of masquerade including
genres of costumes from medieval to military uniforms, science fiction,
super hero and even pagan (fairies, witches, etc.) and other fantasies
and fetishes in between.
as Nurse Nanako,
an famous Anime Nurse.
is basically a time
for fans to dress up in their favorite garb or as their favorite
and have a bit of fun. Most Japanese cosplay conventionists or costume
party goers take this very seriously, however, so they not only dress
their favorite character, but also take on the character's nature. In
words, while you're in costume, you must be the character, in thoughts,
words and action.
has carried over
to the US and in Europe as the costuming of Japanese characters, from
manga and gaming. The term is used by anime fans to distinguish it from
other types of masquerade (Sci-Fi, medieval, etc.), much in the way
the word otaku is used by anime fans to describe themselves,
in Japan otaku refers to all kind of obsessive fandom
cosplaying is as
old as Western anime fandom. For approximately 20 plus years, U.S.
fans have been dressing up as their favorite anime characters at Sci-Fi
conventions. This costuming heritage grew with the emergence of
anime conventions in the mid to late 80's. In 1990 Project A-kon, in
Texas, the first continuous anime
featured a masquerade.
The next year, AnimeCon 1991, due to fan pressure, conducted a
that included the Japanese Cosplay Guests of Honor. It was so popular
it has become a staple of anime cons following ever since. Nowadays,
inconceivable that a convention not run a masquerade.
as time goes by, the cosplay costuming continues to be more and more
From the earlier conventions, which featured human characters only,
now feature very unique non-human characters with exquisite detail to
intricate costumes. One such genre is the mecha [machine]
These "characters" are machines or "droids" which may or may not have
human-like "parts", yet the cosplayers have developed an incredible
with their costumes. Many, many hours (days, weeks... months?) of hard
work has produced incredible "living replicas" of such mecha as
Gundams, Valkyries, Ingrams and Junchoons. [Believe it or not,
is a human inside the mecha costume at the beginning of this paragraph!]
Other non-human characters, such as the furry "cute and cuddly" Totoro
or Ryo-oh-ki, are imaginatively re-created in fantastic costumes for
and the Medical Fetish genre are very big in cosplay. Many of
Japanese anime characters are nurses or doctors. Medical themes run the
gambit from the sweet demure ingenues to the sultry vixens and back
The doctors are characterized in every form, from the bumbling oafs to
the degenerated doc or mad scientist. In the U.S. the plethora of
TV shows creates another venue for the imaginative cosplayer.
those of you who have
not yet discovered our Costumes
and Outfits section and are searching for that perfect Nurse, Doctor
or Surgeon , even Institutional
Patient ensemble for your next Cosplay (no need to wait for
anymore!) party! If you need to locate your nearest cosplay event,
are quite a few websites on the web, just search on Google.com under
or "anime con".
Meet Nurse Cindy...
you may have seen
some new pictures throughout the site of Nurse Cindy, recently and
"Now who is that Nurse?"... well, you know the routine, dear
patients, we had to wait for the next MedicalToy.com Newlsetter to make
the grand announcement!
now formally introduce
you to our newest Nurse... Cindy! She's 100% California born, raised
educated, so it's no wonder she has such an open mind and heart!
She loves music [Evanescence, being her current all time fav], art
a very adept artist! ... jewelry making, hanging at the beach or fetish
gatherings, anime and comics and sunny days. As she can afford them,
told us she's starting a collection of corsets, she absolutely adores
And she looks great in them, too! Her favorite bumper sticker: "Looks
... corset is!"
based on that description
it's quite clear we have found yet another perfect match as a member of
our staff, here at MedicalToys.com...welcome, Nurse Cindy!
found by Chuck Shepard
of "News of the Weird"
in fact, it's one of his [Chuck Shepard] all-time favorite
which he found in a medical journal article written by emergency room
It's probably best that we let him tell it:
guy–I don't want to say
walked in–but he actually sort of waddled into the emergency room one
He had been complaining of rectal pain, and it turns out his boyfriend
and he had had a little bit too much to drink, and they thought it
be a good idea to feel the sensation of concrete hardening in this
rectum. So they got a concrete mix and a little kitchen funnel. This is
a perfect example of an incredibly bad decision. There is some point in
that process of putting the stuff in with the funnel that the guy
receiving all this has got to realize that things are going to get a
worse before they get better. This stuff is only gonna get hard, and
it gets hard, you're gonna be in an awful lot of trouble."
able to remove the five and a half inch-long, concrete mold.
from the Editor:
Hey, guys! What part of "safe and sane" did you forget? -NL
Medical Toys: The Thai Stick
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