A group of Japanese students at the University of Tsukuba have designed a coat that creates a hugging sensation. The Riajuu Coat, dubbed the “Girlfriend Coat” by the media, simulates hugging from behind through the use of a robotized belt. The belt “squeezes” the wearer lightly, simulating a girlfriend/boyfriend’s hug from behind.
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‘Kigurumi’ is a Japanese word for a costumed performer, like the ones you’ll find at amusement parks. But it has also taken off as a sort of street fashion craze which consist of a hooded jumpsuit in a popular animal or character. You will notice a lot of these at anime conventions.
Diemortalroom creates custom kigurumi that are more elaborate then those you’ll find sold at most conventions.
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“The Bravest Warriors” World Exclusive License Acquired By WeLoveFine.com
WeLoveFine.com, an online hub selling the “most creative designs on the web,” has announced that it has acquired the world exclusive design license to The Bravest Warriors, a space adventure web series launching this fall on Cartoon Hangover. Six new t-shirts from the series can be purchased now for a retail price of $25 each.
The Bravest Warriors centers around four 16-year-old heroes who go around the galaxy “saving cute alien worlds with their emotions.” It comes from Frederator Studios and Pendleton Ward, the same minds who also created Adventure Time. It is written and produced by Breehn Burns (Dr. Tran).
Pikachu Ballgown Apron/Pinafore
Created by Amanda Marin, owner of the Darling Army shop located in Etsy, this Pikachu Ballgown is perfect for the —wait for it— Poké Ball.
- Made from 100% cotton, tulle and felt.
- Fits small, medium and large for adults.
- Fully lined.
- Priced at $50.
Order yours today and be the talk of Pallet Town!
Also, when you get the chance, check out other custom made aprons and pinafores from Darling Army.
Johnny Cupcakes x Nickelodeon Release 2
Johnny Cupcakes and Nickelodeon has partnered up to release limited edition t-shirts and last weekend was the release of the 2nd edition which featured CatDog, Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats. These are now available through JohnnyCupcakes.com.
If you missed the first release, it included Spongebob Squarepants, Ren & Stimpy, and Aaahh! Real Monsters with the first two still available on the website. So far, the entire T-shirt series mixes the JohnnyCupcakes look with the Nickelodeon characters in a colorful and attractive way that it’s worth the $40. Can’t wait for the 3rd Series, which will be out Dec 31, 2011.
Just want to announce that Pop GO is now an official affiliate of J-List, an online seller of Japanese and otaku-related products, such as anime, manga, games, toys, cosplay costumes, snacks, clothing, etc. Tons and tons of well-stocked Japanese goodness and pop-culture items! They even have a vast array of adult DVDs and dating sims for the hentai in you. Anything you could think of, J-List is probably selling. They are completely legit.
Glimpses of their products can be found on our left sidebar. If you ever see something you like, be sure to give them a visit. And if you ever decide to purchase something from them after clicking through our site, then great! You will be helping Pop GO a ton! :)
You can also visit JBOX, which is a more cleaner and PG version of J-List.
Since we’re on a Nichijou kick today, we would like to feature their SCIENCE! t-shirt. It’s a science-loving collaboration of Nichijou x Steins;Gate, with Hakase from Nichijou and Rintaro Okabe from Steins;Gate. Based off of a 4chan meme, this shirt is priced at $19.95 and is available in all sizes. Get yours today!
Under their HereandThereVintage collection, Etsy is selling a Game Boy-themed dress for $70. Now I’m never too quick to label anything too nerdy, but this might just qualify. I mean, it’s kinda cute, I guess. If my girl was wearing this at Comic-Con, sure. Indoors, safe from judging eyes, embarking in naughty nerd roleplay, absolutely. Anywhere else…maybe not.
And hey, Halloween is closer than you think.
Super sweet new designs of Johnny Cupcakes x Hello Kitty products are currently being released at all Johnny Cupcakes store locations and online shop. These are limited edition products, so once they are sold out, it’s gone forever.
Here’s an example:
Wanna know more about Johnny Cupcakes? Check out the website.
Women Use Kinect To Try On Clothes…Without Actually Trying On Clothes
Topshop, a European clothing retailer primarily catering to women, recently ran a Kinect-utilized experiment in one of their stores in Moscow. They installed a Kinect into a mirror in the middle of their women’s department, which allowed women to view themselves trying on clothes (of the virtual variety).
How this substitutes trying on real clothes in a real clothing department is beyond me—oh wait, I know! If you love to shop for clothes but have a phobia of taking off your clothes in public, or you know, in private dressing rooms, fear no more!
Now you can’t argue that the Kinect has no uses. So there.
The hotly anticipated Atlus title Catherine will have a special edition for it. As with every special edition, it includes extra goodies for a premium price. What makes Catherine an extra special girl(s) is the t-shirt, boxer shorts, and pillowcase that are included (see above). All this will be packed inside a pizza box from the “Stray Sheep”, a location from the game, for $79.99.
Atlus also announced that pre-orders will come with a bonus artbook and soundtrack, regardless of edition ordered. Just another incentive for fans that can’t wait for July 26.
For those that have wanted to take the experience of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker beyond the PSP, you’ll get your chance to at least dress the part.
Konami revealed a clothing line from the game to be released this month in the US and Canada.
“Our partnership will give fans the opportunity to ‘suit up’ for one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, specifically for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker,” said Konami’s Careen Yapp. “The mass success and support for our latest Metal Gear Solid hit has allowed us to expand beyond what we’ve done in the past with the series, and we are very much looking forward to offering this new line to a global community of fans.”
The first line of clothing will be released April 11. Konami is doing the clothing line in conjunction with Musterbrand and will include t-shirts, pants, hats and jackets.
More is expected to be released quarterly throughout the year.
From the person who brought the Left 4 Dead healthpacks to life (as seen on Destructoid), Sinn D’Signed now brings you the Official Magicka Wizard Bathrobe.
Sinn D’Signed (a.k.a. Cindy Guillermo) is taking pre-orders for the Magicka Wizard Bathrobe for $85. The robes are available in red, green, blue and yellow with pre-orders until April 11, 2011, midnight PST.
All bathrobe orders also come with a Magicka Limited Edition DLC and:
- 1 Bathrobe with slippers - 20% lighter, 20% faster, 20% less resilient
- 1 Morning Paper (Tightly rolled) - Pushes back enemies
- 1 Strong Cup of Coffee - Restores health and increases movement speed for 3 seconds
You can pre-order the Magicka Bathrobe and the Limited Edition DLC here:
And if you’re wondering what Magicka is, check out the Magicka demo on Steam: