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Cosplay is all about slipping into a costume in order to assume the identity of a fictional character. But what do you do when the costume itself has become more famous than the character who wears it?

That was the problem faced by one attendee of the recent Comiket dojinshi event, who wanted to show his support not so much for the goddess Hestia from light novel and anime franchise Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, but for the boob-lifting string and impressive bust that the character is so closely associated with.

In case you haven’t been following Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, also known by its abbreviated Japanese nickname, Danmachi, here’s how Hestia appears in the series.

▼ Apparently Hesita was only allowed to pick one item from the list of bra, shoes, and gloves.

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While Danmachi’s cocktail of JRPG elements and remixed Norse mythology has resulted in a modest but respectable hit, Hestia’s costume, or more specifically The String, went on to be a global otaku cultural phenomenon. Thanks to the outfit’s timeliness and relative simplicity to duplicate, Hestia cosplay quickly became a staple at anime events and online following Danmachi’s television debut last spring.

But with so many fans (of both genders) having already transformed themselves into the character, one Hestia supporter at Comiket chose to transform himself into the goddess’ breast-support itself.

Of course, it would be hard to recognize Hestia’s string without the proper context, which is why the cosplayer also crafted a pair of breasts to lay above his body, thus completing the set of the first three things people think of when imagining Hestia in their mind’s eye.

We’re a little curious about how this dedicated fan got around the convention, though. Did he periodically stand up, change locations, and then reposition the bust on top of himself? Or did he remain flat on his back, squirming and inching through the halls of the Big Sight conference center?

Either way, we’ve got to give him credit for showing Hestia cosplay isn’t entirely played out just yet.

Source, top image: Twitter/@sho_jinsei
Insert image: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? official website