Hands up! What are you wearing? We want to know everything. Names: Rei Nishimura (left) and Hyoko Inoue Ages: 15 and 16 respectively Occupations: Nishimura is a secondary-school student; Inoue, who left school recently, is unemployed Having posed for cameras at the Hong Kong Comics Association's fair, Nishimura and Inoue were basking in the attention of passers-by outside a mall in Causeway Bay. They flopped into well-practised poses when the camera was raised. The girls have never been to Japan and can barely speak the language, but have given themselves hinagana names. 'We don't go by our Chinese names,' Inoue said. 'We love the style and the originality of Japan.' Inoue is a fan of a Japanese kei, or 'visual rock' band, Malice Mizer, and her look was inspired by the all-male band's guitarist Mana, who cross-dresses as a Gothic countess. Nishimura named her inspiration as Arc-en-grey bassist Toshiya. They said they hadn't dressed up specially for the fair. 'We are in our 'costumes' all the time. All J-rock [Japanese rock] fans are like this. You either wear a standard black tie, white shirt and black skirt schoolgirl-style - or this.' Headband: made by Nishimura using wire from a hardware shop. Make-up: Inoue's blue and Nishimura's black lips were created with eyeshadow bought in Mongkok. Headband: fresh flowers from a florist on Flower Market Road, Prince Edward. Outfit: white nylon dress and gloves custom-made by a tailor in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'I showed him a picture I'd clipped from a fanzine, and I sewed on the lace fringes myself.' Accessories: black fishnet tights from a hawker in Mongkok. Shoes: Inoue's patent leather shoes and Nishimura's platform boots from Mongkok. Accessories: black plastic mesh 'gloves', 'stockings' and choker, made by Nishimura. She bought the silver chain from a jeweller. Outfit: Nishimura made her dress with fabric bought in Shamshuipo. 'It cost only half the price charged by tailors.'