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Shokotan sports exotic molted insect skin headwear

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By Steven Simonitch

TV personality, outspoken otaku, avid cosplayer, diligent blogger: Japanese celebrity Shoko Nakagawa, or Shokotan, as she is lovingly referred to by fans, is known for many things. Normality is not one of them.

Exhibit A: On Aug 11, the quirky entertainer posted a series of pictures to her blog of herself covered in molted insect shells.

We think that should be sufficient evidence.

It turns out this isn’t the first time Shokotan has decked herself out in a cicada skin headdress. She started the fashion trend back in late 2008 when she appeared at a concert with her head covered in insect shells.

It’s common for elementary school kids in Japan to collect discarded cicada shells during the summer, but we doubt anyone ever thought of turning them into a fashion accessory.

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" She started the fashion trend back in late 2008 when she appeared at a concert with her head covered in insect shells"

So how many people were wearing bug hats back in 2008?

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She started the fashion trend back in late 2008

Oh yeah, I saw, like 500 people doing this on the train to work this morning...

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Maybe Rocket News24 - but it sure ain't "rocket science"... more like "psychotic science"...

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I'm waiting for the mutated Fukushima butterfky wings.....

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hahaha...she is so cool....NOT!!

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I was putting my rubbish out this morning and seen all the old farmers going to work with the same bug hats on....its catching on!!!

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It's just plain wrong.

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I... uh... I.... ...er.... I love you?

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She is clearly SEMI nuts haha

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It’s common for elementary school kids in Japan to collect discarded cicada shells during the summer, but we doubt anyone ever thought of turning them into a fashion accessory

Really? Most of my Japanese friends are absolutely petrified of cicadas and even shy away from their dead shells. Just because they are city dwellers?

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definitely way prettier than lady haha, and probably twice as crazy ?

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Kimochi warui Shokotan...

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