Porn Meme Gets Accurate Cosplay, Draws Crowd And Security Guard

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The following photos were taken at an anime and game event in Beijing, China. The cosplaying gent is dressed as gay porn star Van Darkholme, aka the internet meme Van-sama.

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The images have been circulating widely online in Asia. Via Twitter Simu:

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Don’t think the guy is being ushered out because he’s cosplaying as a porn star or an internet meme (doubt security realized either). Instead, it could be because he’s created quite the scene in the convention center or maybe because the chap is shirtless in S&M gear.

It certainly is an accurate cosplay.

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Or perhaps the guy had the wrong door. The leather club is two blocks down.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Is there a rule against shirtlessness for guys there? I am pretty certain he wouldn’t get kicked out at an American convention, and a lot of people would recognize who he’s cosplaying as.


I don’t want to jump to the conclusion of Korea’s extreme homophobia causing the “scene”, if there’s just a no shirtlessness rule for men then that makes sense but from other con photos I’ve seen, it seems like most cons are pretty lax about that stuff.