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Let’s Talk About (Adorable) AI With This ‘Chobits’ Cosplay

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Aug 21 2023

If you haven’t thought much about CLAMP’s popular anime Chobits since 2005, prepare for a blast from the past with this Chi cosplay.

If you frequented anime conventions in the early 2000s, you remember the Chobits cosplayers. It sort of became the mid-effort cosplay of the moment. But if you had a long blonde wig, a cute dress, and a headband with Chi’s ‘ears’, you were good to go. And it was a pretty darn cute look every time.

Chi had a signature look in her hair and cyber ears, but didn’t wear any one outfit throughout the series. So it made her a very easy and fun character to cosplay in whatever-you-had. Of course, there were a few more recognizable dresses for people to choose from, but in general this was a character with a tremendous amount of cosplay freedom and potential.

I hadn’t thought of this song in 20 years, and now it will be stuck in my head all evening.

In Chobits, Chi is a personal computer style cyborg who doesn’t have any memories, but a ton of computing AI potential. If Hideki can teach her how to say words besides her name and basically everything about the world. Written by CLAMP (Card Captor Sakura, Tsubasa, xxxHolic), this show is stylized, romantic, and really pretty. But it’s also very earlly-2000s. So when we see a Chi in 2023, it’s a blast from the past!

Cosplayer Stargirlaur (or just Laur) is reminding us all of Chobits and how charming and sweet Chi was in a dress that I’m pretty sure is right out of the manga.

Chi from Chobits, with permission by Stargirlaur.



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