Panty Hat cosplay to support SOX from Shimoneta
At your next convention, don’t be shocked if people are wearing these panty hat cosplay to support for SOX from Shimoneta. If you ever watched or read, Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai. You can’t help but notice that people are wearing a lot of undergarments on display… and not where they are intended to be worn. So, want to cosplay?
For those of you wondering what I am talking about, you can find a short description of the series near the bottom of this post.
The Hats: According to the Dwando website, “these panties are actually hats, so there is nothing to be ashamed about”. The hats are made by hand and come in either pink and white stripes, baby blue and white stripes or pink with lace trim. You can also notice the unique logo that’s embroidered on the hat as well.
These hats are currently priced at 2,582 Yen and will take two months(!) to be delivered locally. I don’t know enough Japanese if this company will ship internationally. However, if you know someone in Japan, then that’s probably your best bet to get some.
Other items: While we’re on the subject of panties, another interesting item at the site, Panty Masks. Like the hats, these items are hand made and again take two months for local delivery. The masks are reversible, so you can have two different patterns. The current price is listed at 1,080 Yen.
If you are trying to order any of these items, just be aware that the items may not appear exactly as in the pictures since they are hand made.
On Amazon: Of course, there are alternative cosplays from the series you can try if you’re not up to wearing panties. There are the school uniforms or the “Blue Snow” cape. However, they do seem a bit pricey, though.
Since this series is fairly new as an anime, you probably won’t see many options for ready made purchasing. However, give it enough time and you’ll eventually see a bunch of DYI projects for it.
About the series:
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai or, Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist, started as a light novel in Japan and adapted into a manga series. You can even see the anime adapted series that aired in Japan in 2015.
To quickly summarize the plot, the story takes place in a near-future Japan where the authorities have banned any activity that is deemed, “immoral activity”. That means it’s illegal to mention any (dirty) words or display any actions in person or through any forms of media. For example, you can’t talk about or sell condoms or any products of a sexual nature or products that even mention sex. After a decade of this, the censorship has become so bad that most people don’t even know how babies are made. They have to go to a hospital for the “secret” procedure.
To police the activities of the people, everyone is forced to wear a Peace Maker collar (PM) that analyzes every spoken word or hand gesture. Break the morality laws, and the PM collar will inform the authorities.
Naturally, protest groups have formed and are deemed as terrorist groups.
The story follows the high school student, Tanukichi Okuma and how he suddenly finds himself involved with the leader, “Blue Snow” of the terrorist group, “SOX” whose main activity is creating and spreading pornographic material all over the city.
As always, please feel free to leave any tips, comments and questions at the bottom of this post. For reference on some of the items mentioned in this post, I’ve provided some links to Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.