The Zany Costumes of Ultraman

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Zany + Style + Monsters = Awesome Ultraman Costumes

If you’ve ever seen a Japanese game show then you know the zany side of Japanese culture. In “Slippery Stairs”, contestants in vinyl onesies attempt to climb a rubber staircase covered in liquid soap. Hilarious.

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Japanese people are some of the most stylish in the world. Even Japanese uniforms are stylish.

 

Consider also their love of monsters. The Yokai were supernatural monsters from Japanese folklore who appeared as early as the first century.

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And then of course, there were the Kaiju. The giant monsters that began appearing in film with Godzilla as the grandaddy of them all.

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In subsequent films, Godzilla fought other giant monsters.

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Later, came Ultraman. The TV show became a pop culture phenomenon and “spawned dozens of sequels, spin-offs, rip-offs, imitators, parodies and tributes.” (Wikipedia)

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From all of this, came the most delightful costumes the world has ever known.

 

 

 

Starfish-Hitler

And yes, ultra bad guy, Starfish Hitler.

See more photos of awesomeness on my Ultraman Pinterest Board

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