Japanese Cosplayer Reveals How She Earns Almost $2,000 Per Hour


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Enako is a gorgeous Japanese cosplayer who earns about $2,000 per hour by flaunting her good looks while wearing mesmerizing outfits.

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The 24-year-old, who has a massive social media following in Japan, revealed two years ago that her regular income was already over ¥1 million ($9,280) per month at the time.

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In a recent interview with popular variety TV show “Downtown DX”, she explained that despite the difficulty of building a loyal fanbase, hers has nonetheless grown.

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She noted that while there is a constant stream of fresh faces doing cosplay, her earning power hasn’t decreased despite the new competition.

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During anime or other otaku-oriented events, she gets hired as a model at merchandise booths where she is able to attract lines of up to a thousand customers.

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She also does public photo modeling sessions, which can lure hundreds of photographers signing up to take her photos.

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Just by doing these and other various cosplay activities, Enako claims she was able to earn over ¥10 million ($90,900) in December alone.

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According to Soranews24, the earnings are largely due to huge events like the winter edition of Comiket, Japan’s largest otaku gathering.

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As her popularity has gone beyond cosplay events, Enako has also conquered the virtual space by joining live streaming services. 

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Using the popular local streaming app Live.me, she started streaming two live video chat sessions this month, which she found to be quite lucrative.

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Similar to streaming platforms such as Twitch in the United States, patrons watching her can make donations to Enako during chat sessions.

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Through her Live.me ventures, she revealed that she was able to make up to ¥200,000 ($1,856) an hour due to her generous viewers.

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Aside from these donations, Enako also uses her platform to sell some personal merchandise, including a full-size huggy pillow cover featuring her image, which enjoyed brisk sales.

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For more of Enako, feel free to follow her on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her LineBlog account as well. 

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Feature image via Instagram / enakorin


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