The "ginjika" phenomena started in Japan when otaku artists began to turn their favorite things like pokemon, cars, and electronics into cute anime girls. Eventually the word expanded in American fan art and cosplay circles to include any non-human characters re-imagined into an anthropomorphized form. We've featured a LOT of pokemon gijinkas in previous galleries, but there's more cosplayers dressing up as increasingly improbable characters with the help of a lot of sewing and a bit of imagination.
Photographer: John Jiao
photo credit: Fotografias Fernando
photo credit: Tabercil
photo credit: Anna Fischer