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KigCasey
Casey
Australia
Who I am:
A bilingual Japanese/Australian: born in Nagoya, Japan and raised in Melbourne, Australia

Profession:
Translator and Kigurumi Performer

Introduction to Kigurumi:
Kigurumi (着ぐるみ), or specifically Anime-gao Kigurumi (アニメ顔 着ぐるみ), is a form of costuming in which the performer is completely covered from head to toe in order to emulate an image of a character as visually accurate to their manga or anime as possible.

The performer wears a head mask designed to visually resemble a character from a manga or an anime, while also wearing a matte skin-colored tights to give a cel-painted feel to their skin. The main goal of kigurumi is to create the illusion that a character from a cel-painted 2D world has been literally pulled into our own 3D world.

While originally limited to live performance shows for official promotions of popular cartoon series, dressing in kigurumi costumes started to become popularized as a form of cosplaying in Japan from the early 90s when people began to make masks and suits on their own. Nowadays, the emergence of numerous private manufacturers have made masks and suits more accessible to the general mass, resulting in an exponential rise in the number of individual kigurumi performers, to the point that it is now a recognizable sub-culture of cosplaying.

Characters I play:
"Akane Mishima" (美嶋紅音) from Kämpfer (けんぷファー)

"Yukari Minami" (美波ユカリ) - ENA mask OC

Profile Picture by 漢場 (shepherd0821.deviantart.com/ )

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:iconkeep42:
keep42 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
thank you =^.^=

I like your Piccies too
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Vytz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
thanks for watching
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:iconpokesmosher365:
PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
//Happy Birthday!
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:iconselene-bunny:
selene-bunny Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
you are very cute anime girl :D
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:iconmaskloversissy:
maskloversissy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
happy birthday
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:iconthegreatrouge:
thegreatrouge Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
i love your work
do you do requests?
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:iconkigcasey:
KigCasey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014

Thank you so much for the compliment. :)
Currently I’m not doing any requests (this is mostly just for hobby and I’ve only recently started doing these ^^; ) but I might consider doing requests in the near future when I get a lot better at it.

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PokeSmosher365 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Can you post a photo of yourself unmasked?  If not, that's fine.  :)
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Ryugaknight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
youtu.be/muaVB4K-WSA

Happy Birthday!
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