Saturday, April 28, 2012

Unintentional Lain cosplay?

Some of you may know that my wife, Carol (@raphaela235 on Twitter) is a style blogger. Since early last year, I've been helping Carol with her blog (In Pursuit of Pretty Things), and she's really turned into a real blogger. Sure, I blog for work, but in terms of keeping up a personal blog, you probably know I haven't posted much these past few years (not counting my TwitterFacebook, and Google+ activity). In any case, I'm not here to make excuses. I simply have something to share that's related to my wife and serial experiments lain (the reason this blog is called lainspotting).

Last April, Carol posted an OOTD (outfit of the day) photo, something she routinely does on IPoPT. When I saw it, it seemed so familar. Here's the photo in question:

Carol Kim
Photo courtesy of Carol Kim

So, what do you think, lain fans? Does it remind you of anything?

Maybe it's a total stretch on my part, but here's what I immediately thought of:

Lain illustration
Serial Experiments Lain, ©1998 Triangle Staff / Pioneer LDC

It's just a coincidence, of course, but I thought it was funny and weird enough to share. Carol isn't huge fan of lain like I am, and she's never cosplayed as an anime character before. It just goes to show, Lain will show up in your life if you simply allow yourself to spot her.