I've been a huge fan of Tiger and Bunny for a year or so now and have seen the series about three times now. The idea behind this anime is that it would be a hero show that appeals to adult men and remind them of the shows of their childhood. Little did anyone know that it would become super popular among young women as well. But I think I wrote quite a bit about the show in a previous post.
Not to give any spoilers, but this film also puts some of the spotlight on Nathan, the flamboyant Fire Emblem. Nathan is officially (or at least according to the creators) gender-free, though the official translation uses "gay" where "queer" might have been a better choice. It was amazing how silent the theater got when his back story was revealed. As well as how loud everyone's cheers were when he rejoined the rest of the heroes.
I was able to make most of a dress for the showing and saw so many people in cosplay and outfits based on the character. My dress is based on the short lived (at least in the series) super hero costume for Wild Tiger, the "crusher for justice." Soon after the beginning of the show, he hangs up the classic spandex for a more iron man style metal suit. I was the only one in an outfit based on the original suit, but I was able to get a picture with a girl in a very cute outfit based on Wild Tiger's civilian clothes:
|I don't have a problem...yet|
Tune in next week for the rest of my NYC adventure. And be sure to check out my Twitter, where I tweet my costuming progress whenever I get to sewing, and I'm currently tweeting about Fire Emblem: Awakening.