Lots of thanks to all our contributors, who always help us to deliver quality content for our readers, and also to everyone who has already preordered the magazine. The second issue of Cosplay Gen has just been sent to the printers; and on October 21 will begin the worldwide distribution.
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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.
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. [..]
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.
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. [..]
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. [..]
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.
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. [..]