High Street

All of us have our own taste in music, aren’t we? Some like a distinct genre of music, some just go for songs that made them feel relaxed. And others love songs that made them dance to the beat. Before, it’s absurd for people to support musi with lyrics not of their language. Because for some, they have to be able to understand the lyrics and the meaning of the song before they support and be in love with the song.

As for me, along with the gazillion fangirls and fanboys of Kpop in the world, let’s say, we’re born to espouse K-pop.

What’s Kpop, by the way? Let’s ask the trustee Wikipedia. 🙂

K-pop is an abbreviation of Korean pop or Korean popular music is a musical genre consisting of dance, electronic, electro pop, hip hop, and R&B music originating in South Korea.In addition to music, K-pop has grown into a popular subculture among teenagers and young adults around the world, resulting in widespread interest in the fashion and style of Korean idol groups and singers.

Through the presence of Facebook fan pages, availability on iTunes, Twitter profiles, and music videos on YouTube, the ability of K-pop to reach a previously inaccessible audience via the Internet is driving a paradigm shift in the exposure and popularity of the genre.South Korean popular culture is today serving as a major driver of youth culture all across the Pacific Rim and Eurasia, with special reference toChina, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and much of Southeast Asia.
At present, I’m madly and extremely LOVE this Kpop girl and boy groups:

(From top to bottom: 2ne1,SNSD,F(x),After School,4 minute, Miss A,Wonder Girls, among others)

Then, what’s cosplay? According to the Wikipedia,

Cosplay  is short for “costume play”,is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centred on role play. A broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books, video games and films. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa. There is also a subset of cosplay culture centered around sex appeal, with cosplayers specifically choosing characters that are known for their attractiveness and/or revealing (even explicit) costumes.

Cosplay costumes vary greatly and can range from simple outfits to highly detailed “mecha” suits. Cosplay is generally considered different from Halloween and Mardi Gras costume wear as the intention is to accurately replicate a specific character, rather than to reflect the culture and symbolism of a holiday event. As such, when in costume, cosplayers will often seek to adopt the affect, mannerisms and body language of the characters they portray (with “out of character” breaks). The characters chosen to be cosplayed may be sourced from any movie, TV series, book, comic book, video game or music band but the practice of cosplay is most often associated with replicating anime and manga characters.

Most cosplayers create their own outfits, referencing images of the characters in the process. In the creation of the outfits, much time is given to detail and quality, thus the skill of a cosplayer may be measured by how difficult the details of the outfit is and how well they have been replicated. Because of the difficulty of some details and materials to replicate, cosplayers often educate themselves in crafting specialties such as textiles, sculpture, face paint, fiberglass, fashion design, woodworking and other such use of materials in the effort to render the look and texture of a costume accurately.Almost all cosplayers wear wigs in conjunction with their outfit in order to further improve the resemblance to the character. This is especially necessary for anime and manga characters who often have unnaturally coloured and uniquely styled hair.

And I bet almost all of you might be wondering why I brought out Kpop & Cosplay out of nowhere, right? Well, it’s because my peg for my Kpop-ish high-street look are Lookbook-er, Luanna P and PBB Teens Big Winner, Myrtle Gail Sarrosa (#3 Top Cosplayer in the PH).
And as for Kpop’s case, oh well! I just wanted to simply be the Kpop fangirl that I am 🙂

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TOP Thrift Store in HK, SHORTS Crissa, LEGGINGS Q Queen, SNEAKERS Zoo York, HAT Bershka

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