Episode three of My Dress Up Darling, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, is called “Then Why Don’t We?”. I watched on VRV / Crunchyroll. In this episode, Gojou is feeling self conscious since some of his classmates think he is dating Kitagawa, and he believes their comments implying she’s out of his league. He feels like a burden towards her. Meanwhile, Kitagawa couldn’t care less about the opinion of others, and searched high and low for Gojou since he’d been avoiding her. They were able to talk and resolve that awkward situation, and go…shopping!
I love the whole concept of cosplay; of temporarily embodying a beloved character, and paying homage. I’ve only done Ms. Joke from MHA, but it’s fun to portray a character you admire. For me, since I love making people laugh (improv class is a hoot – I totally recommend trying one out, and a great public speaking course at my job taught by my friend Michele, enabled me to properly roast some dear colleagues for a retirement and farewell), that aspect of Ms. Joke resonated with me. Plus wanting to help others! I’m a fan of Aizawa too! I agree with her choice for a potential husband – haha! I’ve also enjoyed meeting character fans that run up at events, and talking to people who like Ms. Joke as much as I do. All that to say, I can understand Kitagawa’s desire to cosplay, and wanting to pay tribute to her beloved character. So it’s great Gojou is helping her achieve her dream!
Now, I am nothing like Gojou, and I am definitely worse than Kitagawa when it comes to creating costumes. Years ago, during home ec, I was trying to fix my project, and was so behind. I alone, was using the sewing machine, while everyone else who had finished their projects got to watch the Robin Williams film, Flubber. As an adult, I’ve taken some workshops to improve my skills, but I need a remedial class. Maybe Joanne’s or Michael’s can help me out. My dear sister has the power and skill to create beautiful costumes, and outfits. I am on the opposite end of that spectrum that she and Gojou are on. So I am glad I have Kitagawa to relate to.
Kitagawa is in wonder and astonishment at Gojou’s eye for detail and his drawing skills. As they shop for items for her cosplay, they discuss everything they’ll need.
I can’t wait to see how their creation turns out! This episode was fun, and it was great seeing Gojou break out of his shell. Despite the horror of everyone standing in line waiting for their ramen, overhearing that one conversation. Also…maybe watch the first five minutes of this episode alone. Might be less awkward. Did you watch this episode? Let me know your thoughts!