Cosplay with Jessica Nigri

It was late in the afternoon as Jessica Nigri completed the last of her cosplay appearances and wandered out of the Tokyo convention center, eager to get back to her hotel. Still scantily clad in nothing more than her “Juliet Starling” outfit (of Lollipop Chainsaw fame) she approached Harajuku station and was relieved to see that she wasn’t the only commuter dressed up in such outrageous garb. In fact the station was located between the suburbs of Shinjuku and Shibuya via the Yamanote Line, which was considered the hub of Japan’s most extreme teen culture and fashion styles, where people of all ages regularly engaged in cosplay. Jessica fiddled with her phone as she waited for the train to arrive. Almost as if answering her command, it appeared a minute later and to her surprise it was rather crowded, which was to be expected for that time of the day (peak hour). Inside she found the carriage packed to the…

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