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. [..]
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. [..]
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 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. [..]
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. [..]