As you can probably already guess, I had a lot of money to spent on holiday in Tokyo and made a lot of impulse purchases - bizarre snacks, t-shirts that didn't fit and this cosplay cap. When I got back to the hotel and looked at it I thought 'what have I done? When can I possibly wear this?'. Well, I may not have worn it much since but I certainly do not regret buying it.
What's so good about it? Well for starters it is a higher quality product then it may appear. The material is very soft and comfortable and it is quite snug when worn. Secondly it is based on the excellent Di Gi Charat and as this show isn't that well known in the UK the cap will look quite unique when compared to similar caps. Thirdly, unlike other caps, this cap is actually a true reflection of the character on which is it based, as they do wear it as a cap (see below. So quality-wise there is little wrong with this cap, but there are flaws.
The major flaw of course is if you are ever going
to get the opportunity to wear it at all. The obvious acceptable
places where you could wear it without hassle would be an expo or
convention, but you may not attend enough in one year to justify the
cost of the cap. You might consider wearing it on a night on the
town for a laugh, but the chances of you still having it on your
head after a drinking session are unlikely.
So overall is it worth buying? If you know
for sure you will be attending expos/conventions and want to show
your fandom in bizarre fashion, then parting with £15 for this cap
is a pretty effective way of doing it. It is also quite handy
as part of the full cosplay outfit it you want to go the whole hog.
If, however, you are not attending any expos or conventions then it
is likely this cap will remain a curio in your merchandise
collection. It did remain a curio in my collection for
sometime, but now I may have to wear it to the forthcoming
MCM Expo in May to get some
wear out of it!