Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company COSPA has announced the sales ranking top 10 of its anime/game character costumes for the year 2016. After Love Live! School Idol Project dominated the ranking for two consecutive years, the Kitauji High summer uniform from Sound! Euphonium became the top-selling costume of last year. Check the top list after the jump.
Even scaled down to near-human size, giant robots make an impression. The December 29-31 Comiket 91 played host to some amazing work inspired by Gundam and more. And, for equal time, there was even some mecha cosplaying as humans! Get a look after the jump.
In recent Comikets, people like builder and rugby player Kuro Mario and bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu have thrilled vistiors with their extreme muscle cosplay. While the former's work didn't grab as much as attention as last year's Umaru ensemble, the latter has wowed the internet with their Dragon Ball Nappa costume. Get a look after the jump.
TBS has opened the official website for its upcoming 30-minute TV drama series Rental no Koi/Rental Love and posted a photo and a 15-second preview introducing its 24-year-old lead actress Ayame Goriki cosplaying as EVA-01 from the Evangelion franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
Ever wanted to get Sombra's style? You don't have to delete your identity and get cybernetic grafts to do it -- just check out this makeup tutorial from Glam and Gore! Mykie has tips for recreating Sombra's cyberpunk style with everyday makeup. Hit the jump to find out more!
Elizabeth Rage is at it again with her DIY cosplay shop on the YouTube channel AWE me. She'll show you how to make the perfect Team Rocket cosplay outfit from Pokémon, and even show you the best way to style the wigs!
From 1977-1979, leather-clad blonde Hiroko "Doronjo" Sasagawa antagonized the heroes of Yatterman and excited the Tatsunoko anime's young viewers by occasionally bathing or losing her clothes to an explosion 20-year old cosplayer Nekomu Otogi, recently married to Oh! My Goddess author Kosuke Fujishima, has starred in a photo series dedicated to the various incarnations of Doronjo - which has now been turned into the latest entry from figure-maker FREEing's 1/4 scale series.
One of America's modern Thanksgiving traditions is the Turkey Trot, a road race in which runners get in a few pre-New Years miles. Mob Psycho 100's tear-jearker backstory for psychic Ritsu Kageyama provided inspiration More after the jump.
Japanese cities are divided in wards, known as a "Ku." In spring 2015, Tokyo's Ota Ku elected an otaku named Minoru Ogino to its municipal council. He's the Ota Ku otaku. Get it? And, Councilor Ogino has been looking after his geek constituents. As the neighbor prepares for 2017's 70th anniversary celebration, Ogino has seen to it that a local cosplay organization has received subsidies to take part in the festivities.
Join the Overwatch cosplayers at your local con with help from the DIY Cosplay Shop! This month, they've got help from head to toe for Hanzo cosplayers. Get the complete walkthrough and see the results after the jump!
Elizabeth Rage is a cosplay phenomenon, and in this YouTube video, she'll show you how to make your very own Silent Hill nurse cosplay ensemble. She even did it with the handicap of being at a ridiculously noisy con.