Source: Campfire Have Some Cosplay Fun At The Beach In A Bikini Inspired By The Traditional Garments Of Shrine Maidens 2017-04-11 Tue 2017-09-28 Thu If you've visited a shrine before, it's likely you remember the miko, or shrine maidens. Known as "supplementary priestesses," they perform daily tasks at the shrine including selling omamori (good luck charms) and omikuji (paper fortunes) to visitors. Miko are often regarded with awe and admiration by the Japanese, mostly for their sacred work, but also for their red and white traditional attire. In fact, many people think their white haori (kimono jacket) and red hakama (trousers) uniform is "cute," prompting some people to go as far as to design a bikini inspired by the traditional garment. The miko bikini is now a successfully funded project on Campfire, first originating from an illustration drawn by Japanese artist cccpo. It depicts a shrine maiden in a racy two-piece swimsuit, which eventually became the inspiration for the Japanese-style bikini. Source: Campfire Source: Campfire Source: Campfire True to the original illustration, the swimsuit comes with an armband and a skirt. The detail work on the bikini make it an ideal cosplay costume while also ensuring that it won't look out of place at the beach. Source: Campfire Source: Campfire Though some of the returns are already out of stock, patrons can still make a contribution via the crowdfunding page. Currently, one bikini outfit can be purchased at the price of 7,020 yen (US$64) in size Small or Medium. Anyone who does decide to pitch in will receive their items in July, which is the perfect timing for beach-goers looking to wear something a little bit different this summer. Source: Campfire Source: Campfire By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Campfire Tags: Bikini / Cosplay / Crowdfunding / Japan / Miko / Shrine / Shrine Maiden / Swimsuit grape Japan Culture Have Some Cosplay Fun At The Beach In A Bikini Inspired By The Traditional Garments Of Shrine Maidens Related Article This Road With 69 Hairpin Turns Will Make You Carsick Just Looking At It Trailer For Mifune: The Last Samurai Documentary Shows Why The Legendary Actor Is So Celebrated Custom-Made Marriage Certificates Are Finding A Way Into Newlyweds’ Hearts Truck-Driving Shiba Steals The Heart Of Japanese Twitter With Its Muscular Physique 64-Year-Old Japanese Worker’s 3 Minute Lunch Orders Result in Televised Apology, Pay Cut Japan Is Celebrating “Nice Boobs Day” On Social Media And Hey, Why Not?