Something in the water, perhaps...

There are times when the only joy I can extract from the work of the Hello!Project costume designers is the thought that they’re an aberration, and that outside of Harajuku, most people involved in costume design in Japan at least try to achieve some sort of tasteful enhancement.

Yeah, well, not so much.

Meet Yukie Kawamura, courtesy of (via

Yukie Kawamura

I think she’d look more attractive and less annoyed in, well, pretty much anything.

…except the other costumes they used in this shoot…