Mayumi-chan had her chance to become realized in the flesh at Nisei Week 2014, with the help of Designer and Master Kimono-stylist Oshimoto-san (Sueko Oshimoto), President of Suehiro Kimono, and Photographer/Kimono Stylist, Terauchi-san (Kentaro Terauchi), manager of Suehiro Kimono. And of course – the fantastic Hair and Make-up courtesy of Yamakawa-san (Akiko Yamakawa).
It was a huge honor to have both Oshimoto-san and Terauchi-san participate in creating the costume for our Mayumi-chan cosplayer who was featured in the Nisei Week parade (by my side). From Vogue to The Grammys to the new Wolverine movie, Oshimoto-san has contributed her dynamic, cutting edge designs to a plethora of industries, events and creative endeavors.
Special thanks to our cosplayer, actress Okada-san (Mami Okada) for her graceful, yet super Kawaii portrayal of the one and only Mayumi!