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An introduction into Oshare-kei3

// 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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The submission period for Community’s Choice – Vocaloid edition column for Cosplay Gen #05 has ended. We’d like to thank all the cosplayers for their wonderful photos. We were glad to see lots of very well done Mikus, Kaitos or Gakupos, and we’re sure the competition will be pretty tough. Unfortunately, there were some photos who didn’t meet the requirements specified beforehand, so we had no choice but to disqualify them from the contest. [..]

COMCOM 20120

// February 13, 2012
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We are delighted to announce our second year of partnership with COMCOM, whose 2012 edition will take place on March 31 at Camino Real in Tijuana, Mexico.
COMCOM is a Pop Culture convention that focuses on Video Games, Comics, Anime/Manga, Design and Fashion, which in 2011 gathered over 6000 attendants in one day. [..]

Final countdown for Hyper Japan!0

// February 11, 2012
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We hope you are all already prepared for HYPER JAPAN, the exquisite Japan-centered event who takes place in London between February 24 and 26, in which Cosplay Gen is delighted to be a media partner. And if you want to participate in the World Cosplay Summit and European Cosplay Gathering contests, keep in mind you have only one day left to register, so hurry up and book your place in the preliminaries! [..]

A Steampunk Diva: Lizbit2

// February 4, 2012
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An admirer of Steampunk, bringing to life characters who seem teleported right from the Victorian era, Canadian model Lizbit surely knows how to put together outfits that are at the same time retro and sexy, elegant and coquettish. I am particularly fond of Steampunk and I discovered her works by pure chance, while doing some research; and when seeing her Lady Mechanika, it was love at first sight with her Steampunk cosplays. [..]
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In order to celebrate the partnership with our new friends from Crypton Future Media, the Community’s Choice contest in Cosplay Gen #5 will have a special theme: Vocaloid. As the title implies, we will accept in the contest only Vocaloid cosplays, so if you have a good photo of you in Miku, Luka, Gakupo, Kaito or any other Vocaloid, take your chance and submit it! [..]
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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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We are happy to announce the new partnership between Cosplay Gen and Hyper Japan, the UK’s largest J-culture event, with an annual attendance of over 34,000, and boasting a wide selection of authentic Japanese and Japan-inspired exhibitors. From fashion, to food, to film – HYPER JAPAN is a celebration of everything ‘cool’ in modern Japan. [..]

 
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