Sunday, December 21, 2008

Odd Place to See Cosplay

I took an out-of-town friend to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats yesterday because she never saw the show before (and if you're wondering, we're not dating...we're just friends who like anime and I'm available ladies...). Well going into the theatre, there was this one girl who was wearing tights and had a tail and cat ears, but she definitely did not look like she was a member of the cast (the show was to start in 45 minutes, so I doubt that they would let an actor out of the backstage area). But maybe she was a member of the merchandise crew because it looked like she was trying to promote souvenir programs. I've never seen anyone dress up for a musical, though I have contemplated in the past to wear a cape and a mask for The Phantom of the Opera, though my friend thinks that would be tacky.

Anyway, after the great performance (which cut out the song, The Awefull Battle of The Pekes and the Pollicles, probably because of the use of a pair of words that could be considered offensive. I really think the song should've stayed because we were treated to an extended Jellicle Ball dance sequence instead), we saw these two girls in gothic lolita attire as we were heading out of the theatre...Odd. Now thinking about it, goth-loli would probably have worked better at a performance of Phantom of the Opera.

I wish I had pictures of these girls, but someone who's been to many performances at this theatre know that cameras are a no-no.

I promise to put some pics up after attending Anime L.A. in two weeks.

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