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. [..]
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. [..]
ShanHuang is not only a cosplayer, but also an artist, reflecting into his costumes a personal approach on a certain character. In his case, cosplay doesn’t mean only producing a beautiful outfit and wearing it perfectly, but also transforming the chosen character according to his own sensitivity and point of view. [..]
It’s time we show you a little preview of what’s coming up in Cosplay Gen #02 and how it’s going to look. Check out on our Shop page 30 pages of the 100 pages we have prepared in our second issue. Also, if you pre-order it right away you will also be getting a free copy of Otaku Play which includes an EbOY NY city poster and a DVD.
We hope you like it and stay tuned for more updates! [..]
My favorite type of character would definitely be strong women. Moe blobs are cute and all, but a badass woman is much more interesting! When choosing cosplays, I try to stick to characters and series that I really love, but how much I resemble a character and how much I like a design are also big factors. [..]
Harrison Krix, known better in the costume props making scene as Volpin, started making props just a few years ago when he and his wife wanted to cosplay as Link and Midna from The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess. [..]
A very talented cosplayer, Skye is already known among the cosplay fans for her beautifully portrayed characters. Her characters of choice are mostly sensual and charming women, such as Soah from The Bride of the Water God, Himawari from xxxHolic or Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier.