Cosplay Gen – worldwide cosplay magazine

Cosplay Gen is a collectible magazine (due to its book-like appearance), published twice a year. It is entirely non-profit, self-financed and contains no advertising, therefore its purchasing contributes directly to the next issue.

Cosplay Gen is an independent magazine (no ADS) focused on the worldwide promoting of cosplayers and of various Japanese and Asian fashion trends. We idolize cosplayers from around the world and we cherish their amazing work by publishing extended interviews; reviews from various cosplay events; articles centered on cosplay photography, cosplay trends, cutting edge Japanese pop culture; handy tutorials…

It’s a project born out of our deep love for the cosplay phenomenon and for Japanese contemporary fashion culture, resulting from the continuous need to highlight, recognize and celebrate such tremendous creativity. We consider that a good project is always a useful one, regardless of many other means to accomplish this purpose. From our point of view there are always new and exciting trends, metamorphoses and mutations. Therefore, a strong collaboration with the best of contributors is our aim, bringing forth such materials to a very heterogeneous, enthusiastic and playful readership.

Cosplay Gen #05 Features (SOLD OUT)

PROFILES
Nikita, Elffi
ARTICLE
Vocaloid Cosplay
INTERVIEW
Hybridre
COSTUME SHOWCASE
NealBomBad
Yami No Cosmos
DIY
Make-up Tutorial
PROFILE
Adelhaid
COVER STORY
MiYo
ARTICLE
J-Rock Cosplay
ARTICLE
Beyond the Staple
DIY
Scythe Tutorial
Madame Red’s Bow
REVIEW
EuroCosplay
Hyper Japan
CONTEST
Cosplay Mania
ARTICLE
Blame! Cosplay
Worldwide Fans

Cosplay Gen #04 Features (SOLD OUT, read digital edition)

PROFILES
Bellatrix Aiden, Meagan Marie
ARTICLE
A Little Dive Into Underwater Cosplay Photography
REVIEW
Supanova Sydney 2011
INTERVIEW
Kira Winter
DIY
Painting Lace and Vinyl Application: Alichino’s Myoubi Dress
PROFILES
Shuichi Shindou,
Yuegene Fay
COVER STORY
KANAME
ARTICLE
2 Simple “Do”-s and “Don’t”-s in Cosplay Conventions
ARTICLE
Nostalgia for a Time Travel: The Mechanical Beauty of Steampunk Cosplay
DIY
Wig Styling Tutorial: xXxHoLic’s Ichihara Yuuko
INTERVIEW
COMCOM!! Winners
PROFILE
Hagaren
Worldwide Fans

Cosplay Gen #03 Features (SOLD OUT, read digital edition)

PROFILES
Calssara
Hydeaoi
Sushi Monster
ARTICLE
A Little Dive Into Underwater Cosplay Photography
INTERVIEW
Acksonl
INTERVIEW
Lina Lau
DIY
Sword-making Tutorial: Cassandra’s Sword
PROFILES
OMI GIBSON
Pixelninja
VickyBunnyAngel
COVER STORY
TASHA
ARTICLE
Cinematic Photography
ARTICLE
Lolita: From Dainty Doll to Pastel Princess
DIY
Make-Up Tutorial: Vampire Knight’s Kaname Kuran
INTERVIEW
CVY
INTERVIEW
Bigwhitebazooka
PROFILES
DEES
LennethXVII
Ryoko
Worldwide Fans
BONUS
The first 500 copies will come together with an A2 poster as bonus (feat. Hydeaoi’s Hatsune Miku/Spacy Nurse/Love Ward version and Cvy’s Kagamine Rin Meltdown Remix).

Cosplay Gen #02 Features (SOLD OUT, read digital edition)

PROFILES
Yolkler
Zam
Kyle Mathis
REVIEW
Cosfest Report
INTERVIEW
Kanda Midori
ARTICLE
Camera Lenses
PROFILES
Crystal
Kirisaki
Monique Dimanlig
DIY
Wig Spiking Tutorial
INTERVIEW
Harrison Krix
COVER STORY
Skye
ARTICLE
Commonly Mixed-Up J-Fashion Styles
PROFILES
Phoenixiaoio
Pamela Góngora
Endiru
Giorgia Vecchini
DIY
Quick Staff Tutorial: Syaoran’s Night Staff
INTERVIEW
ShanHuang
REVIEW
Anime Expo
EU EVENTS
London MCM Expo & Japan Expo
DIY
Wings Tutorial: Angel Sanctuary’s Alexiel
COMIC
How To Make Friends with Cute Cosplay Girls
Bonus
The first 100 copies pre-ordered before the midnight of Thursday, September 30 will come as bonus together with Otaku Magazine Play issue, which includes an EbOY NY city poster and a DVD.

Cosplay Gen #01 Features (SOLD OUT, read digital edition)

Review
Comiket 77 (by Adrian Song)
Profiles
Joanne Duong
Chris Gary
Jo, Blacklash
Interview
Alice in Steampunkland (by Cristian Botea)
Article
Lighting in Cosplay Photography
(by Thomas Kuan)
Profiles
Yaya Han
Green Makakas
Astarohime
Interview
Jesuke: The Passion for Cosplay
(by Ruxandra Târcă and Cristian Botea)
Do It Yourself
Pony Tail Wig Tutorial (by Heza-chan)
Article
J-Rock Cosplay: Portraying Dir en Grey’s Toshiya (by Irina Georgescu)
Streetful of stories
A Short History of Ura-Hara Fashion
(by Manami “Maki” Okazaki)
What It Takes to Be a Lolita
(by Măriuca Mihalache)
Profiles
AmenoKitarou
Shizuka Tachibana
Lionel Lum
Walter Bratelli
Interview
Cosplay Society – about the Joy of Playing (by Ruxandra Târcă)
Beginner’s Corner
Sewing Tutorial
(by Camelia Antal-Burlacu)
Bonus
The magazine will come with a double-sided A2 poster. For the first issue, the poster will feature AmenoKitarou’s Noctis Lucis Caelum cosplay, and the Steampunk Alice project by Cvy, Bandit Ying and Dan the Farmer.

The Team

Editor-in-chief: Ruxandra Tarca
Content Coordinator: Cristian Botea
Art Director: Cyril Rictus
Illusrator: Cristian Dirstar
Translator: Oana Cristina Butta (Japanese), Catalina Stanciu (Korean)
Proofreader: Oana Cristina Butta
Contributors:Kenneth Wong, Nicholas Kwan, Thomas Kuan, Malinda Meredith, China Mungcal, William Wong, Shiroin, Etaru, Mihai Marcu, ST, Anthony Lee, Harrison Krix, Cyril Lumboy, RainerTachibana
Photographers: Benedek Bela
Print& Pre-press: IDEA print + press
Publisher & co-founder: Otaku Entertainment
 

 
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is an independent magazine distributed worldwide, entirely dedicated to the extensive phenomenon represented by cosplay, intending to promote cosplayers from around the world, cosplay events and Japan fashion as a whole.
 
 
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