Cosplay Gen team is pleased to announce that the work for the second issue has begun. Thanks everyone for your support and positive feedback, which definitely stimulate us to work harder and provide you with high-quality content. Also, we would like to thank all the cosplayers who sent us submission e-mails; it was a very tough choice to make, for there are great cosplayers from which we had to choose. Due to the fact that we received a lot of messages, we will be able to answer only to those cosplayers whom we selected to be included in the magazine (the e-mails are to be sent throughout the next week). We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand. Nevertheless, to all cosplayers out there: go on with your beautiful work. You are all wonderful for keeping your passion alive.
Hey there! We just wanted to let you know that the magazine is out in the world and we have already sent out the pre-orders and started taking orders for the first issue. Just to remind you, we ship anywhere in the world and now our Shop page also has a preview of the magazine.
Please leave us some feedback after you get it!
Hey there, we’re sorry for the recent lack of updates, we’re busy with Otaku Festival 2010 which is taking place next week in Bucharest. We believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s why we think these ones will suffice for our lack of updates for now, we will be posting a full preview the following days. The magazine’s distribution starts as of May 17. [..]
Hello! We’re finished with the desktop publishing phase of the first issue and the magazine is off to print! Cosplay Gen’s first issue is going to be launched at Otaku Festival 2010 in Bucharest (Romania) on May 14-16. Here’s the second preview of the first issue and the last one till we launch the magazine.
Thanks for your love and support and stay tuned!
Both Maki & Taka are regular contributors to TokyoFashion.com, a Harajuku-based English language website dedicated to Japanese street fashion. The site is updated daily with fresh street fashion photos from Harajuku and other areas of Tokyo. TokyoFashion.com also covers runway shows, fashion events, fashion news, and anything else related to fashion in the world’s most crowded metropolis.
First of all, my skill set and level of quality evolved over the past 10 years. I learned how to sew when I got into cosplay, and I am completely self-taught, so, depending on the costume I wanted to make, I had to learn new skills and evolve in my sewing and crafting techniques. These days I feel fairly confident that I could tackle almost any costume that catches my interest, but I also want to continue to challenge myself and hone my skills.
Hi there, we’re almost done with the desktop publishing phase of the magazine and then it’s off to the printers! In the meantime we offer you a small preview of how Cosplay Gen is going to look like.
We hope you like it!
I want to make a costume. I want to put on latex and leather and a corset studded with screws, and I want to wear a wig, fake lashes and cupid bow lips in black. I want to move around, tall and regal, and see the world through someone else’s eyes. I want to wear gloves and ignore the heat and the sweat going down in rivulets on my spine under the synthetic material, because I want to be black and shiny and mysterious. I want to be Macabre Toshiya.