So you’re a fan of anime and game culture, and you want to integrate that into your wardrobe to express yourself. Sure. But you can’t just walk around in a cosplay all the time.
I myself accent my clothes even at the office with my gaming and anime tees integrated with my suit jackets and other “business casual” attire. It’s fun to be able to present a bit of personality in your suit and tie world while not being so over the top you can’t really attend meetings in your own board room.
It turns out you can have the best of both worlds. Enter Bibisama, a brand offering a wide array of designs to help augment your dry wardrobe with some Otaku flair. Combining unique designs from an array of artists on high quality threads, we were pleasantly surprised with the level of all-around comfort we were able to find donning their pieces.
In addition to basic manga-inspired designs in that classic art style, Bibisama has collaborated with organizations like Astro Boy and the Van Gogh Exhibit to produce Astro Boy jackets and a stunning Starry Night bomber. While that one naturally sold out pretty quickly, their Zodiac series of bombers feature some extraordinary embroidery and detail, ranging from the year of the rat and pig to the Dog, which you can see me rocking right here. You can also find the lovely and talented Jenesee Grey from the Grey Area Podcast sporting the black Astro Boy.
Their jackets were super comfortable to wear with high quality fabrics and stitching. And like we said, the embroidery was extraordinary. The bottom, neck, and cuffs had elastic built in to help give the jacket a bit more of a fitted look with matching colors, also making sure the sleeves didn’t get in your way while eating or doing anything with your hands. It’s got a great weight to functionally work almost year-round, and designs we think stand the test of time.
While anime and Manga are their bread and butter, they’ve been kicking around the last few PAX conventions to tap into the gaming market. Gaming culture kind of operates the same way, with a lot of fans wanting subtle ways to integrate culture into their wardrobes. And with Bibisama’s designs, it’s easy to see the crossover between the gaming and anime spheres.
“Comfortable to wear at home but stylish for a night out” is how Bibisama describes their clothing line. And in an Era where we are embracing both gaming and Otaku culture here with open arms, there are a lot of artists and art out there to provide inspiration.
Gaming culture and anime culture is now pop culture and international culture, and Bibisama is making it easier for us to let our geek flags fly without having to go full cosplay.
Check out their designs at www.bibisama.com to see a range of shirts, outerwear, and accessories to add some pop to your style.