This is the updated edition of back by popular demand. This revised edition includes new images and an updated introduction. All over Japan, hard-core fans of animation, video games and manga comics are hitting the streets in their latest cosplay (short for costume play) outfits - especially women! Devotees spend countless hours and hard-earned yens transforming themselves into their favourite characters and strutting their stuff at conventions, parks and clubs. Featured here are street-fighting tough-chicks, emerald-haired princesses, spunky school girls and faux-fur kittens. "Cosplay Girls" is a peek into Japan's wacky wanna-be subculture with all its glitter, glue, posing and preening.