Comic Market Body Molding Team
The biggest doujinshi event in the world, thousands of cosplayers participate in comic market every year. From school uniform cosplay or even full armor hand made cosplay. There are various creative cosplayers at Comic Market but none such as the Body Molding Team. Not only being particular in the materials they use for costumes but also how their body's resemble the characters they are cosplaying.
The team first got together to perform at the Tokyo game show 2015. Practicing and training for months, the show was full of backflips, nunchucks, frying pan bending and sweaty muscly guys (what more could you want)! They left the 2000 seated crowd in awe. The show was streamed live from niconico douga to over 10,000 people. They soon were recognized for their good looks, muscle and athletic abilities. Then, deciding to participate in Comic Market, cosplayers Billy, Usako, Ao and Ken started training for their first cosplay team photo book.
Billy says "I always liked training but never for appearance. Not only till I started cosplaying I wanted to show more muscle". They all stared weight training about the same time all in all it took them about 3-4 years to make their body's. Between them they gained 40-50 kilos in weight so
they could cosplay their favorite characters!
It wasn't all that easy getting to where they are now, especially making costumes. 'At first we purchased our costumes, there was nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't for us. We decided to make our own, not knowing where to buy the parts it was a bit expensive at first, but over time we foun out that you can pretty much purchase all you need at the 100 yen shop!'. Making new cosplay is always hard, but once you have created your cosplay you have the chance to show it off at Comic Market. 'Especially meeting our fans and taking funny photo with everyone. We never miss Comic Market! We hope more and more people will come and participate in all the fun!'
The upcoming photo book will be sold at Comic Market 31st December 東I-54a.b
They team members for the photo book will be;
Cosplay name: Billy Blue
Anime, cosplay, survival game, video games
Love pizza and ice cream
Favorite cosplay: Jojo (Joseph) Berserk (Guts)
Cosplay name: Usako
Mr chatty MC cosplayer.
Magic tricks, reading and running marathons.
I love sweet food and taking photos.
Favorite cosplay: Portgas D Ace / Hentaikamen / Dracule Mihawk
Cosplay name: Ao
Bench press MAX:135kg
Anime, weight training, Ninja warrior, Bay Stars, insect collecting 21 year old, student.
Favorite cosplay: Jin Kazama (Tekken), Izumi Datoichirou (Yowamushi Pedal)
Cosplay name: Ken
Cosplaying for 5-6 years.
Favorite cosplay: Ryu (Street Fighter) Date Musamune(BASARA)
Dante (Devil May Cry)
Cosplay name: Yomimeito
Be both a good warrior and a good scholar is my motto. Currently studying hard for a test.
Favorite cosplay: Psycho Marauder(Borderlands)、Ookurukara (Toukenranbu), El Fuerte
Be sure to look out for the muscly cosplayers at winter Comic market!
Cosplayer and otaku enthusiastic. Living in Japan since 2010 I have been loving it from day one.
Self taught Japanese through manga and anime. Participate in various cosplay events and performances.