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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). [..]

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DIY

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. [..]

AFA X4

// November 21, 2010
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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.  [..]

Pamela Góngora / AiKiren (MX)4

// November 17, 2010
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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. [..]

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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 Winners 20102

// November 14, 2010
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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. [..]

Profile: Kirisaki (SG)5

// November 10, 2010
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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. [..]

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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. [..]

 
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