SINGAPORE - Call it the underboob show, the breast display. I call it cosplay.
No need to dial 999 for the decency police, people. Set real-life cops on real-life criminals, not those whom you deem guilty of baring way too much at costume events.
To the woman who called the police at last month's Anime Festival Asia 2013, why?
Why single out the young cosplayer dressed as Ryuko Matoi from popular anime Kill la Kill? Her "crime" - showing too much underboob - paled in comparison to what the actual character showed.
Witnesses said there was another girl with breast-to-navel cleavage standing behind "Ryuko". Why didn't the auntie seize her? Or complain about a guy flaunting his bits and bobs?
There are lines many cosplayers do not cross. Showing nipples is a no-go. Playing peekaboo with private parts? Definitely a boo-boo.
Are your eyes hurting from the cleavage attack? Sanity affected from supposed transgressions of taste? Turn away now. If you don't like what you see, then don't look.
Yes, I'm a cosplayer, someone who dresses up as a character from a manga (comic), anime (cartoon) or video game. Of course, I'm sympathetic towards my counterparts.