Kaiyou Idols (from the Japanese word for “Ocean”) was a cosplay group based in Massachusetts. They performed as characters from the Love Live franchise, and wanted a site that would let them show off their costumes and dance moves, while helping them engage with their audience and the larger Love Live community.

The site was built in WordPress, and made heavy use of PHP variables to accommodate a split theme. The Love Live franchise follows two different fictional performer groups, and my clients–who cosplay both groups–wanted a site which reflected both sides of their art.

This was accomplished with a switcher button, which would transform the entire site’s theme and content depending on which group the viewer wished to see.

Unfortunately, the group is no longer active, and their site is no longer live.