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Nazi Chic Cosplay, Chinese Netizen Reactions

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Nazi chic” is a term that describes the use of Nazi imagery, paraphernalia or fashion either for the exhilaration of breaking taboos or for sensational shock value, but not for the express purpose of sympathizing with the ideology of Nazism.

Cosplay is a popular phenomenon in Asia where practitioners dress up as characters from their favorite manga, video games and anime. However, while rare, cosplay in the style of Nazi Germany military personnel has become somewhat prevalent and has been documented as early as 2000.

This recent interest in Nazi cosplay is likely inspired by such Nazi-themed anime and manga like “URDA: The Third Reich” which tells a story about Nazis using time-travel to change the outcome of World War II; “Kekko Kamen“, in which a naked masked superhero fights corruption at a school against such adversaries like an S+M-themed Nazi dominatrix; “The Cockpit“, in which it is a Nazi Germany that wields the world’s first atomic bomb; “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade“, in which Japan is taken over by Germany at the end of WWII; “Kishin Heidan“, in which aliens invade Earth during WWII and form an alliance with Axis powers; and “Hellsing“, a manga about a Nazi group called “the Millennium” that relocate to Brazil after the end of WWII and become vampires.

Nazi cosplayers often don’t comprehend the historical implications of the uniforms they are wearing. When asked, they would respond with “We’re not racist, we just like the fashion. Really.” Nazi cosplaying occurs in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea, all places that though were directly involved with World War II didn’t experience the same impact of Nazi culture as the West or haven’t come to appreciate the sensitivity that Westerners may have towards Nazi imagery. Of these three places, it is in Japan that a manga version of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” has been published.

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From MOP:

My SS military uniform and bridal veil~Everybody, be nice now~\(^o^)/~

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Cosplay featuring a character dressed in a SS Nazi officer uniform and a character dressed as "Chi" from the anime "Chobits"

Comments from MOP:

青岛小哥逛栈:

Ignorantly NB.

李清婵:

Mighty LZ! [Aren’t your wedding pictures] so just like cosplay pictures? Which manga is it from? Heh heh, the girl is very similar to the one in “Chobits“; blond-colored hair is excellent, but I feel that black hair is even better. The boy [in the pictures] is also very interesting.

梦常碎人常醉:

I like the white wedding dress; it’s very beautiful~~

她叫我:GOD:

I really don’t know how to describe this couple. To say you are mentally retarded doesn’t seem appropriate for your age. To say you are 213 would be a little insulting to the meaning of 213. So, in the end I won’t be describing you both but instead wish for you: That the guy will forever remain a virgin, that the girl also forever remain a virgin, that you will be hit by a card when leaving your house, that you will be electrocuted when you bathe, and that for all of your offspring, the boys will from generation to generation forever be slaves, and the girls will from generation to generation forever be whores.

huang9981:

In dressing up as a SS officer, this SB groom looks like a security guard.

gwntmk: (responding to above)

Ding; but it is not that we are looking down on security guards, we are only looking down upon [the man in the photographs]. Look at how that guy is smiling; which SS military personnel has a disposition like that?

高举万字旗:

Quite handsome.

zhuyanjinok:

Have [him/them] dragged out and shot! Fuck!

不忧伤的猫:

An orphan of a Nazi war criminal, perhaps?

tunny112:

LZ, if one day these photographs of yours reach Europe, please don’t say that you are Chinese.

菩提果果:

What’s the difference between this and someone wearing a [Imperialist] Japanese military uniform to take photos?

圣枪刺客:

Asshole, your ancestors just rolled over in their graves.

zhongshi12832:

There’s nothing bad about it; in fact, “Nazi” is originally transliterated from the German word for “socialism”. It’s very appropriate.

我知道错了:

LZ, do you know just how many Jews were killed by the SS of the Nazi party? Six million. To let Jewish people see this is the same as wearing a Japanese army uniform in front of Chinese people.
LZ.
[I] just finished watching “Schindler’s List” and I recommend the LZ do the same. You will find out just how ignorant you are.

南十字:

The German military’s character must be acknowledged, the Nazi’s actions must be completely denounced. Is it because they didn’t invade China that the LZ is so audacious as to engage in this kind of cosplay? Would you go to Germany and try this? It’s just like wearing the Japanese Imperialist Army uniform in China to take wedding photos. How did West Germany’s first appointed Prime Minister treat such behavior? You can check for yourself.

老衲名乱来:

People who have had water enter their brains.

你永远不懂夜的美:

The LZ definitely doesn’t have a small JJ, “that’s for certain“

一只坏懒猫:

For this kind of thing in the future, it is best not to get photographed.

cd6279772:

Lou zhu will one night be kidnapped by Mossad, and and be anally raped.

a24939702:

Ignorant + boring!
I pay my respects to the over 50 million victims!

coeyzx:

This guy is either Japanese or NC.

O_CHIN:

Ignorance is too frightening!

枯叶猫:

Fuck, mental retard, don’t you know what the SS was responsible for? Your father must really regret not ejaculating you onto the wall!

幸福乖娃娃:

Worthless people do worthless things; a bunch of retards!

鹏城游子wh:

It has a bit of creativity to it…

喜欢紫色:

Mighty; I also want to take these kinds of pictures.

若即莫若离:

What the hell is this?

elaop:

Just one word: niu.

在瓷砖上拉屎的猫:

You ought to put on a Japanese officer’s uniform, stand in front of your grandfather and salute! And then kneel down and kowtow…

无奈的菊花:

From first glance I knew the LZ would be cursed at by countless people… and sure enough he was.

耿氏Tom猫:

Lou zhu, you are really fucking talking nonsense, how come you don’t wear a mourning dress for your photos? You fucking fascist!!!! Maybe even your grandfather was in collaboration with them, [which explains why] you are such an embarrassment! What a disgrace!!

鼓捣猫脸:

Really at a loss for words, that you would even take these kind of photos out and show them off, aren’t you just looking to be yelled at? Be careful of being struck by lightning!

愿望吓掉流星:

Please under no circumstances ever say you’re a Chinese person, really. Chinese people’s reputation in the world was already just average, so please don’t make it worse.

敬蒋公中正:

The Israeli special forces are watching you now, you bastard.
A photograph taken during the "three anti-campaign" of China in 1951
[A reference to the “three anti-campaign” of 1951; a movement issued by Mao Zedong to rid the country of corruption and enemies of the state. The three “anti’s” to be rooted out were: corruption, waste, and bureaucracy.]

lkasjal:

The photographs themselves aren’t bad; it’s just a pity you didn’t choose the right outfits, and your peace awareness is poor.

上天下海捞河蟹:

SB, do you know what “fascism” is?
If you don’t know, then go home and ask either your two grandmothers, your own mother or even any female member of your family if they enjoyed being fucked by the Japanese bastards.
Stupid cunt, may you either never have children or that the children you have are born without assholes.
Oh and by the way, your wife [in the photos] looks even more like a stupid cunt than you. Truly a pair of real stupid cunts.

分子ZQF:

It is a surprise that there is this kind of NB on Mop.

What do you think? Of Nazi Chic? Of the Nazi uniforms?

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