We are pleased to announce that the second issue of Cosplay Gen has entered the DTP stage, and it will be launched in October. Cosplay Gen #2 will now have 100 pages full color and will include interviews and profiles of various cosplayers, such as Kanda Midori, ShanHuang, and Yolkler, a cover story featuring Skye, three extended tutorials, articles on fashion and cosplay photography, and also reviews of important cosplay events, such as Anime Expo and Cosfest IX.
For this week, we chose to feature Love Squad, a Russian cosplayer who approached various characters from anime series and games. Also check her deviantART page, where you’ll find more pictures. [..]
Yukilefay is a very talented cosplayer from Brazil, whose costumes range from series such as Nana and Inuyasha, to games such as Resident Evil and Zelda. She proves a great flexibility of interpretation, depicting both male and female characters with the same degree of skilfullness. [..]
This year, Japanese fashion brand 6%DokiDoki celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate fifteen years of kawaii fashion – and to share the brand’s unique look and philosophy with fans abroad – 6%DokiDoki will hold special fashion shows in five cities in four countries on three continents. They are calling the tour the Harajuku Kawaii Experience World Tour 2010!
On August 13-15, at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) took place one of the most awaited events for the otaku community in Japan and not only: Comiket 78, the summer edition. As far as the various photo galleries show, cosplay was again very well represented, in terms of both diversity, and quality. [..]
Cosplay Gen’s choice for this week is Kaikida, a very versatile Russian cosplayer. As far as her gallery shows, she likes to portray beautiful and feminine characters, such as Paradise Kiss’ Yukari or Euphemia from Code Geass. Remarkable as well is her talented photographer, MrGnob, she herself a cosplayer and costume-maker. [..]
On August 7, in Sydney, Australia, took place another convention for the manga and anime fans: SMASH! According to the official website, the participants could enjoy art competitions, BJD events, art panels and workshops, cosplay events, maid cafe and many other activities. Certainly, loads of fun in there. [..]
Starting today, Cosplay Gen will weekly present one cosplayer or photographer whom we’d like to promote on our website.
For this week, we chose to feature Tsubaki-chan, an Australian cosplayer already known at local conventions, who also coordinates various panels. For her latest cosplay panel, she chose as theme “Cosplay on any budget - Cosplay for Poor Students & Rich Fortunates”, which will be presented at SMASH!, a convention held in Sydney. Tsubaki-chan has a quite wide range of costumes, such as Caska from Berserk, Sakura from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Kadaj from FF VII Advent Children, and Nene Romanova from Bubblegum Crisis – Tokyo 2040. [..]