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. [..]
Tisonit is a very promising photographer from Moscow, Russia, who has some very interesting projects and photos, taking both individual photoshoots of cosplayers and photoshoots at anime conventions in Russia. [..]
Youmacon is Detroit’s first and only anime convention which has been running for 6 years now. Attendees get the chance to meet their favorite anime voice actors, compete for masquerade and cosplay trophies and go through all sorts of interesting activities such as cosplay shougi, scavenger hunt, maid cafe, idol contest etc. [..]
This year at the London MCM Expo, which took place during 29-31 October, participants from eighteen countries displayed their talent and skill at the EuroCosplay final championships. First place went to Leandro from Portugal with his Cain Nightroad from Trinity Blood cosplay; second place was won by Kairi from Poland with her Ashura from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle cosplay and the third place was won by Karen from Britain who dressed up as Rigaldo from Claymore. [..]
Good news! Cosplay Gen #02 finally got back from the printers and here’s yet another preview, this time of the physical copy, for you guys to see what to expect. The packages are currently being made and will be sent out on Monday, so look out the following weeks, an issue might just drop by your door! Lots of thanks to all our readers and contributors .Thank you for your patience! We can’t wait to hear your feedback!
Cosplay Gen: What keeps you going in cosplay? (friends, the challenge in each costume, experience, attention)
Kyle: My friends are definitely the primary factor that keeps me in cosplay, with the challenge and experience at a close tie for second. I have made and maintained many friendships through conventions that I hope to never loose.
New York Anime Festival and New York Comic Con both took place this year at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan on October 8-10. NYAF features exclusive and extensive anime screenings, guests from America and Japan, manga, cosplay, video games, live-action Japanese cinema, fashion, food, and the cultural treasures that gave birth to Japanese pop culture while NYCC has the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys etc. as well as panels and autograph sessions. NYCC is the second largest pop culture convention in America.
Endiru is a group comprising of three girls – Orochi X, Pinky Lu Xun and Shinji X – who consider cosplay as a very complex form of art that combines various related fields. Their philosophy as a team is that one should make up for whatever skills the other lacks, in order to complete the whole.