Professional Cosplayer Enako Reveals Her Lucrative Income
posted on by Amanda Ellard
Professional cosplayer Enako confessed her shocking income of 10 million yen (US$97,763) in just two days of summer Comiket. She appeared on the Nakai No Mado T.V. program's Otaku Report segment on September 14 and confirmed she does in fact make a living doing only cosplay.
These sort of international events are known to pay of well for popular cosplayers, however her actual net profit is unknown due to factors like self-promotion and production costs that went into her recent success. Enako elaborated that she makes about 300,000 to 400,000 yen (US$2,933-3,910) per stage event or over 1 million yen (US$9,776) a month.
After the show, Enako tweeted about the discussion and thanked those who tuned in.
"With this broadcast, I'm so happy that you all have even a little interest in Comiket and cosplay. Thank you to those who watched. Also, I'm really sorry if my way of talking or choice of words was bad or discomforting to you (´･_･'). I wanted to talk more about anime and cosplay, but...it's difficult!"
Source: Hachima Kikō