Lonely Planet Writer

Cosplay cartoon craze arrives in Nepal

The Japanese obsession with cosplay – dressing up as cartoon characters, from Marvel superheroes to Manga monsters – has spilled over into Nepal, and the country’s first ever cosplay convention is set to take place on 5 March at Baluwatar in Kathmandu.

Japan's obsession with cosplay spreads to Kathmandu.
Japan’s obsession with cosplay spreads to Kathmandu. Image by othree / CC BY 2.0

Kick-started by Japanese expats and travellers, the Nepali cosplay scene is small but growing, and an estimated 1000 costumed adventurers are expected to attend. It remains to be seen if any participants will come as the Lightning Lords of Nepal from Marvel’s Immortal Iron Fist franchise… Read more: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com