We are pleased to announce that the second issue of Cosplay Gen has entered the DTP stage, and it will be launched in October. Cosplay Gen #2 will now have 100 pages full color and will include interviews and profiles of various cosplayers, such as Kanda Midori, ShanHuang, and Yolkler, a cover story featuring Skye, three extended tutorials, articles on fashion and cosplay photography, and also reviews of important cosplay events, such as Anime Expo and Cosfest IX.
This year, Japanese fashion brand 6%DokiDoki celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate fifteen years of kawaii fashion – and to share the brand’s unique look and philosophy with fans abroad – 6%DokiDoki will hold special fashion shows in five cities in four countries on three continents. They are calling the tour the Harajuku Kawaii Experience World Tour 2010!
On August 13-15, at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) took place one of the most awaited events for the otaku community in Japan and not only: Comiket 78, the summer edition. As far as the various photo galleries show, cosplay was again very well represented, in terms of both diversity, and quality. [..]
On August 7, in Sydney, Australia, took place another convention for the manga and anime fans: SMASH! According to the official website, the participants could enjoy art competitions, BJD events, art panels and workshops, cosplay events, maid cafe and many other activities. Certainly, loads of fun in there. [..]
Yesterday, in Nagoya, Japan’s preliminary round opened the long-awaited World Cosplay Championship. Out of the 15 participating countries, the winners were the group from Italy, which included Luca Buzzi, with a cosplay history of 7 years, and Giancarlo di Pierro, who’s been cosplaying for 4 years. Congratulations! [..]
As some of you may already know, the World Cosplay Summit has started in Japan today. On the first day they have the Cosplay Parade in Osu and on the second day they have the Cosplay Championship at Oasis 21, both in Nagoya. For those of you not able to attend the event, us included here, you can watch it online, live, on Ustream on the Cosplay Summit channel or by checking the embeded stream below. Tomorrow is the Cosplay Championship, we hope they’re going to livestream it too! [..]
This is a cosplay music video based on this Hatsune Miku – Rolling Girl video featuring cosplayer Cvy, whom you might also remember from the pilot issue of our magazine as White Rabbit from the Alice in Steampunkland feature, Kanasaiii, another talented cosplayer from Singapore, and with photos by Adrian Song, who was also featured in our pilot issue. The result is quite impressive and you can really see that they’ve put a lot of work into making it. [..]
Cosplay Gen team is pleased to announce that the work for the second issue has begun. Thanks everyone for your support and positive feedback, which definitely stimulate us to work harder and provide you with high-quality content. Also, we would like to thank all the cosplayers who sent us submission e-mails; it was a very tough choice to make, for there are great cosplayers from which we had to choose. Due to the fact that we received a lot of messages, we will be able to answer only to those cosplayers whom we selected to be included in the magazine (the e-mails are to be sent throughout the next week). We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand. Nevertheless, to all cosplayers out there: go on with your beautiful work. You are all wonderful for keeping your passion alive.