Young female journalist "embeds" as cosplay maid to cover anime convention

cosplay32.jpg"I was at Katsucon, a Washington, D.C. convention that caters to fans of Japanese animation. The restaurant I was working at was inspired by the “maid cafes” of Tokyo, where people can have a meal served to them by a cute young girl in a costume. The cafe organizers were worried that having a student journalist trailing the maids would be distracting. But if that journalist was also a maid, they had no problem."

24-year-old Lauren Rae Orsini, guestblogging at Susannah Breslin's Forbes column.