Jesus this is meta. You may or may not have heard of the dating simulator game from Konami LovePlus. It's only available in Japan for the Nintendo DS and it's a little bit weird as you play a character who woos and dates virtual women who become your digital girlfriends.
But one guy was so taken with his virtual sweetheart that he wanted to take her on a real date, in the real world.
Problem is, how do you take a virtual entity to, say, a physical beach? One Twitter user, Menokomakiri, came up with a solution. He made a cosplay bodysuit of his mate and then wore her. That way he could take her wherever he went in a very literal way.
Only problem is, it's just about the creepiest thing you could ever do. It's got more than a little Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs about it, although minus the actual skinning of human beings. But still.
Supposedly dressing up in a full body costume and mask of a favorite video game or animation character is not new. It's called animegao kigurumi and is a type of cosplay. But this is extra weird because Menokomakiri is essentially dating himself dressed as his crush, which is just bizarre. But hey, who are we to judge.
Take a look at the pics below and sleep well tonight, won't you.
h/t Rocket News 24