We had a questionnaire during Paris Manga 2013 to Cosplayers especially I took photos. Most of cosplay events I attended were a lot of Cosplayers. Their cosplay are very professional and high-quality. I just wonder why they come to those Cosplay events and if they create their costume on their own or buy at a shop. Here is the interesting result. (The questionnaire had done in French. Je vous remercie tous les cosplayers qui ont répondu au questionnaire!!)
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Q1 Age: How old are you?
Interestingly they are very young. I assumed that they were much older than the result because it was not easy to create the costume on their own and costly. The truth is that the majority cosplayers are 14-18 age.
Q2 Focus point: Where is a focus point on your costume today?
Most of people answered ‘Costume’ is the main point they focus on.
Q3 Handmade or Purchase?
This is the most interested question for us because it is hard to judge if they create the costume or buy at a store. The result is that 75% of cosplayers created their costume on their own and the rest of 25% purchase at a shop. Very interesting!
Q4 How much do you spend for today’s costume?
Wow!! 7 cosplayers spend over 100 euro to create their costume! What an expensive and valuable costume they have! The result shows that their costume is not so cheap in fact…
Q5 How often do you attend Cosplay events?
We have seen that cosplay events hold every weekend all over the France. We wonder how often they gather for those events. The data shows that the majority cosplayers attend the events 2-3 times in a month. It is quite often, isnt’ it?
Q6 Why do you come to Paris Manga 2013?
– I like Anime and Manga.
– To communicate with people
– Want to Cosplay
– To buy anime/manga goods
– To meet famous people
This is “multiple answers allowed”, so many people marked top3 choices. They came here to communicate with people, want to cosplay and also they love Anime and Manga:).
It’s very interesting result. I will think how I can reflect the result on my blog and photos.
My friend took some photos by her mobile. Although the quality of picture is not good, I just wanted to share some scenes in Pars Manga 2013.
We found Paris Manga posters at some metro stations.
A lot of people were looking at Anime posters. Are they one of the popular goods for these Anime events? In Japan, we can see a lot of Anime figures shops, but here it was very rare. It seems that they are interested in paper goods rather than figures.
There was a long queue in front of Print Club (we call “purikura” in Japanese). If you have not tried it out, you should take your pictures in purikura. You’ll be 100-200% more beautiful than usual yours:).
Kimono shops seemed to be popular at those events. They are not actual Japanese Kimono, but they are pretty unique and convenient to wear.
Again, Atsu-Atsu! I saw the shops at Japan Expo in Paris as well. There is a long-long queue to buy Takoyaki and Yakisoba.
Those are some scenes at the venue.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures to feel the Paris Manga event!!
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Chère Cosplayers français,
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Today was the 1st day of Paris Manga 2013.
What a big event it is!! According to Wikipedia, the attendee is almost 100K people for the event. Now I can say it’s true. After 12pm-ish, the even place became so crowded.
As I cannot upload my camera data from a hotel I am staying, I am uploading them from my mobile.
There are so many young Cosplayers who are under 20 years-old. I wonder where they get the Anime and Manga information. They are clearly younger than I saw in Japan Expo in Paris last year.
Again, I saw some Japanese food booths there. Takoyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, Obento and Sushi. Compared to Tokyo, it’s almost 2-3times!! Should I open Japanese restaurants in Paris? I am thinking the same thing as I thought in Japan Expo in Paris. There is a long queue for all Japanese restaurant booths except for Sushi.
Cute cap cakes:)
I have just arrived in Paris for Paris Manga 2013!
As I expected, it is cold, but not super freezing.
I will distribute a questionnaire to people I will take photos.
I am looking forward to joining the event and seeing many Cosplayers.