Cosplay Gen: There are a lot of versions of Hatsune Miku; what did you see in the 1925 Hatsune Miku version?
Phoenixiaoio: As you say, there are lots of versions, and I think they are extremely different from each other. 1925 is such a cute song and its lyrics contain the historical fact of the year 1925 in Japan. It is the first year when female conductors were used for the trains of Japan. Also, the year was marked by unrest and civilization crowd. People started to reflect whether money is important or not. I think that is what I see in the 1925 version. [..]
Kotanimomo is a very versatile Australian cosplayer, with a very wide range of characters, chosen from anime, manga and games, and including both popular series (such as Macross Frontier), and less known works (notably Sidooh manga). [..]
As of this week we’re going to start posting carefully selected tutorials for the DIY section. This week we present you a video make-up tutorial, by the professional make-up artist Michelle Phan, for those of you who always wanted to cosplay Nana Osaki from the Nana manga/anime series, but didn’t know how to go about with the make-up for the character. [..]
On November 13 and 14, at Suntec City Convention Center in Singapore took place AFA X (Anime Festival Asia), the most awaited event of the year for the otaku community in Singapore and neighboring countries. Judging from various reports of the participants (cosplayers, photographers, or simply the large public), they seem to have had a lot of fun. The foreign guests included, among others, Kaname and Danny Choo, who attended the event for the second time. [..]
CG: Was it hard to find such a fitting place for the Miyoubi photoshoot?
Pamela Góngora / AiKiren: Originally we thought about taking the photoshoot on an elegant place; however, in our city it’s hard and expensive to find a place like that. After some thinking we decided to try going to one of the biggest graveyards of the city. At first we had a bit of trouble selecting the proper places to take the photos, but thankfully my boyfriend and the photographer had excellent ideas for the location and composition. [..]
Yuujin RuI is a Vietnamese cosplayer who succeeds in giving a special sensitive touch to his characters of choice. He doesn’t just wear a costume, but also transposes the character into his own personal world. Thus his cosplays can be regarded as a very interesting symbiosis between the fictional universe of the anime and the inner reality of the cosplayer. [..]
Lucca Comics and Games (October 29th to November 1st 2010) is an annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Italy. Launched in 1966, the event grew in importance year after year, but it’s only in 2006, for the 40th anniversary, that the fair has been moved to the city center; from that edition, the various pavilions are arranged in different squares of the old town and visitors have access to much wider areas and many more services. [..]
Cosplay Gen: What inspires you the most when choosing the characters you cosplay?
Kirisaki: Their (background) stories. It helps one better understand the character. Personality, behaviour wise. It gives inspiration for the kind of portrayal you want to carry off, and the kind of shots you want to have. [..]