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Giorgia Vecchini has been in the cosplay scene for quite a while now, her portfolio including a wide range of characters, from Black Cat to Sailor Pluto.
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Wig Spiking Tutorial2

// October 1, 2010
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When picking out a wig to spike, it’s highly recommended you choose one with lots of volume. Wigs that have frizzed roots at the base have more “lift” and tend to have less gaps where you separate the hair. You also might have to add in extra wefts in advance so you have more fibers to work with. [..]

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Our featured cosplayer of this week, Neni, comes from Germany. Noticeable is the wide variety of characters she chooses to cosplay, be it from anime, manga or games. Check out more of her works on her deviantART profile.
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Interview: Kanda Midori (JP)7

// September 26, 2010
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The first cosplay I ever did was Asuka Langley Shoryu of Neon Genesis Evangelion. I’d been a fan of her character for quite some time, and I decided that if I ever did cosplay, I wanted it to be Asuka. The first event I ever attended was Harumi. [..]

JAPAN COSPLAYER OF THE YEAR 20107

// September 25, 2010
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From the Japanese cosplayers nominated by overseas fans, No.1 cosplayer will be chosen by you. The 2010 best Japanese cosplayer will be able to take part in the “Comic Party (in Thailand)” and Asian country’s cosplay party. [..]

Commonly Mixed-up J-Fashion Styles5

// September 25, 2010
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For people who are unfamiliar with the many subcultures of Japan, it is difficult to differentiate between the many styles, because to the untrained eye, it is easy to mix one style with the other. Therefore, it is best if we not only look at what makes the various Japanese fashion styles similar, but also what makes each style unique. It is also best to remember that aside from the clothes, each group also has its own culture. Keeping that in mind will make it easier for us to learn about the different J-fashion styles.
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Tokyo Game Show 20102

// September 22, 2010
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The Tokyo Game Show 2010 convention took place last week during September 16-19 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The convention’s main focus is on the gaming industry, each year giving game developers the chance to present their upcoming releases in games or gaming gear to public eyes. That aside, the event also has lots of cosplayers roaming around, so here are a few photos from the event. [..]

Animania Festival Sydney 20100

// September 17, 2010
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The main Animania event took place in Sydney, Australia on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September. Animania has multiple events throughout the year but the highly anticipated Sydney ‘Main’ event hosts the final round for the World Cosplay Summit Team Australia competition. [..]

 
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