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J-Rock Cosplay0

// July 29, 2012
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For the connoisseurs of the Visual-Kei scene, Versailles has become an icon. They are well known for their symphonic power metal sound, as well as their rococo-esque costumes that catch the eye immediately with their beauty and complexity. The late 18th century fashion influence over this band gave them a certain amount of uniqueness even in their genre, making them extremely popular, their fan-base increasing in numbers each day. [..]
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We met Goldy-san in the autumn of 2011 in London, at MCM Expo, where he was a judge for EuroCosplay together with Sushi Monster from the USA and Pandy from Brasil. He also had a workshop, in an area right near the Cosplay GEN booth, so we had the rare opportunity to see him at work, sharing his knowledge with the eager cosplayers who were learning and having fun along with him. [..]

An introduction into Oshare-kei2

// February 24, 2012
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Since its birth in the ‘80s, visual-kei has been one of the most vivid inspirational styles in Japan, spreading like wildfire all around the world. Typically comprising of dark colors and elaborate hair and makeup, visual-kei has always been striking, bold, and eccentric. At the turn of the century, though, visual-kei took on a whole new element that gave us something entirely different: oshare-kei. [..]

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We are always delighted to make new friends, especially when these friends are wizards of their craft, with a story to tell and an example to give. Such a person is Witchiko from Brazil, author of the lace-painting tutorial from Cosplay Gen #4, a talented cosplayer and a remarkable plush-maker. [..]

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If there was one Japanese streetfashion genre that has truly evolved, it has to be Lolita. Browsing the Gothic and Lolita Bible (or simply GLB) volume by volume, one could readily see the changes the fashion has gone through. The earlier look of Lolita is plain in terms of print but lavish in lace. The style is more to the Gothic and/or Classic side; black, white, deep red and blue were popular colors. [..]

Cinematic Photography4

// September 29, 2011
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For him, it all started as a promise; a promise to deliver photos if nobody did. That promise was made by William Wong aka Rescend to the Singaporean cosplayer Blacklash when she started cosplaying. That promise has since extended to those he had the honor of shooting for, and everything went in fast forward ever since. [..]
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Mention underwater photography, and most would think of thousands of dollars worth of equipment - camera, camera casing, diving equipment even. Well, that's not necessarily true. Today I'm going to share with you guys, not just how to do it on a seriously tight budget, but also my own experience from the latest underwater shoot I did with Angie and Kazeki. [..]

Cosplay Video Projects4

// January 29, 2011
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While the cosplay subculture doesn’t have nearly enough videos as others to express how amazing it truly is, regardless if to some people it is just a hobby or a way of life, there are still some videos out there that caught our attention.
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