Is This Japan's Favorite Western Cosplayer? Maybe!

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Whenever Japanese bulletin boards discover bad Western cosplay, forum users begin piling on the bad cosplay photos, saying foreigners just cannot cosplay. (This is incorrect.) But then, inevitably, somebody usually pulls out a Maridah photo, pointing out that some of the best cosplay ever is not Japanese.

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Who's Maridah? She just might be Japan's favorite Western cosplayer.

While she's not yet a "name" cosplayer in Japan yet like Ushijima Good Meat, California-based Maridah is so popular in Japan perhaps because she specializes in the character Saber from the Fate/stay series. It's not a character widely known in the West, and the attention she lavishes on Saber makes Maridah unusual. It also doesn't hurt that she is Saber's spitting image.

In the above gallery, check out Maridah's Maid Saber, Saber and Pie, Saber Lion, Saber Lily, and just plain Saber pics. The 27-year-old makes all her own costumes, which is very cool, indeed.

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Maridah [Official Site]

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DISCUSSION

By
Kovitlac

They're only ignorant if they're claiming that those in the West just can't cosplay. And I'm not pulling out just one example - the West just doesn't have a tendency, as a whole, to cosplay ridiculous anime characters. But theater is still very strong over here. And there are also Renaissance fairs and other such attractions encouraging plenty of costume play. I have friends who are heavily into both (theater and renaissance) and create amazing costumes.