IMG-20160429-WA0025Teens Fashion Street in Indonesia is currently split­ted into two styles; Harajuku and Korean Street. Both styles are similar, but each style has argued that the style they use is more “cool” than others. Korean style for girls is a Shy girl while Harajuku is more expressive with colors combination and type of clothing worn, sometimes even colliding colors but still stylish.

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Cosplay (Kosupure) is an English term from Japa­nese words (wasei eigo), which is a combination of the word costume and play. Cosplay means having hobby to wear clothes along with accesso­ries and makeup like the characters in anime, manga, video games, singer idol. Cosplay Performer is called cosplay­er.

Cosplay has been well-known in the United States since 1960, at the Scientific- Fiction Convention. At that time the con­vention attendees dressed up as figures of science fiction film like Star Trek.

The tradition of organizing science fiction convention further came to Japan in the 1970s, and for the first time co­splay show was held in 1978 in Ashinoko, Kanagawa prefecture. While in Indonesia has just been known in the 2000s.

Fans of cosplay including cosplayer and non-cosplayer spread out around the world, like in the US, Europe, China, the Phil­ippines and Indonesia.

Annisa Rizka Nuraini Gunawan (17) a girl who was born in Yogyakarta is one of many fans of cosplay as well as the model. Anissa, as she is usually called started to like cosplay since she was in the 8th Grade, about 5 years ago. It was by his elder brother, Muhammad Rizky Fauzan Gunawan that she likes the activities that challenges her creativity. The first character she likes was Amu Hinamori after she saw anime Shugo Chara. She likes Hinamori knowing that character is a por­trait of a coquette girl with her simple style, just the same style she has. Annisa, a young talented girl who now loves to use make up.

After successfully imitating Amu Hin­amori, Annisa had tried another anime char­acters such as Mirai Kuriyama – beyond the boundary (beyond the boundaries), Rikka Takanashi – Love, Chunibyo & Other Delu­sions !, Kousaka Honoka – Love Life; casual style, Itou Kashitarou (female version) – Uta­ite (Niconico Singer) and some others.

Besides doing creativity with cosplay, An­nisa has also a dance group called Kiseki No Melody or the miracle of melody. In Kiseki No Melody, Annisa wore original character costume and performing dance from Nico­nico Dancer.

Annisa who lives with her parents in Medan is also a member of “Medan Cosplay Community: and often follow various activ­ity held by the Faculty of Japanese Literature USU such as Bunkasai and other activity like Clas:h 2015. When asked by Bogor Today by telephone call from where she gets all her cosplays?.

This smiling face girl who has g finished her final exam at her school, SMU Muham­madiyah I Medan replied, “For costume, I normally ask my mother to make it, and the wig I bought from online shop bKalau untuk kostum, biasanya aku minta bantuan mama untuk menjahitnya, wig beli di onlineshop because it is very cheap, and for the acces­sories, I make by myself or I buy from Monzy market a pawn shop.

Do you still keep your cosplay costume after you wore it? “No, I have no more with me,” All the cosplays that have been used, were already sold to other cosplayer through online shop. The buyers were from Jakar­ta, Bandung and Medan. What about the price? “It varies and it depends on the type of goods,” said the youngest of Gunawan and Dewi Alam Sari. “I have sold a complete costume of Rikka Takanashi’s character to a cosplayer buyer from Jakarta amounting IDR 380.000,“said Annissa shyly when ending the conversation.