Around the globe, teams are being picked to represent their countries at the 2013 World Cosplay Summit, set to take place the first week of August in Nagoya, Japan. A new promo video hypes what is arguably the world's most prominent cosplay competition. The WCS itself has also revealed a set of four mascot representative, designed by illustrator Mel Kishida (Hanasaku Iroha). Check it all out after the jump.
The intrepid Anna Fischer has taken a handful of cosplayers out of the convention and into the wild for a stunning display of photographic talent. Get a look at the first teaser images from "The Wild Places" project after the jump!
The biggest anime/manga/game event in the western Japan in the Golden Week season is no doubt Machi Asobi in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island. The highlights of the biannual event is Cosplay Fashion Show, which more than 100 cosplayers can enjoy catwalk on the over 100m long red carpet through the shopping arcade. Check how the cosplayers enjoy their day after the jump!
Hot off the live-action Madoka Magica fan film, Cosmeko has posted a Code Geass: Artbook Cosplay Showcase. Get a look after the jump.
Following the success of their first event last year, Dwango is now holding the second Nico Nico Chokaigi at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on April 27th and 28th. The two days event covers numerous kinds of entertainment genre including game, music, dance, art, food, and anything Nico Nico Douga viewers may be interested in. Check the inside of the event after the jump!
WAORYU, a Japanese subculture broadcast station, has released a video of how Japanese people enjoy their karaoke with cosplay, Ani-son and Otagei! Watch the actual footage of a party that is happening in Japan after the jump!
Around the globe, teams are being picked to represent their countries at the 2013 World Cosplay Summit, set to take place the first week of August in Nagoya, Japan. Determined by competition finals at Houston, Texas' Anime Matsuri 2013 earlier in April, this year's Team USA representatives will be Cupcake Cosplay – Starlighthoney + Breathlessaire. Get a look at their Heart no Kuni no Alice ~ Wonderful Wonder World ~ work after the jump.
This summer, Syfy channel promises to shed light on the world of cosplayers, albeit through the lens of a reality show competition. The six episode "docuseries" will have a group of cosplayers racing against the clock in hopes of impressing convention judges. Get the details after the jump.
Said to be the product of more than 300 meticulous hours of editing, Lucy (AKA LD Bonilla) brings something new and refreshing to the world of cosplay videography in her ALA coverage. Watch her clip after the jump!
In an impressive exhibition of cosplay, MLZStudio has posted their cosplay video from last weekend's Houston, Texas based Anime Matsuri, which was a qualifying event for the 2013 World Cosplay Summit. Get a look after the jump.
Last weekend, the airsoft gun/military enthusiasts at Hyper Douraku teamed up with Akihabara maid/cosplay cafe Maid in Angels (MIA) for a special Military Cafe, featuring camo decor, uniformed wait staff and themed meals, including the D Day Beef Sandwich, Somalia Keema Curry Plate, Hamburger Hill Plate and Grenada Hot Dog. Now, HD has posted a video tour of the military take-over. Check it out after the jump.
Last November, we got a glimpse at cosplay photographer Ray Lum's impressive, effects-laden Puella Magi Madoka Magica fan film. Now the project is back with a full short that's worth the wait. Get a look after the jump.
The Fodors travel guide describes Akihabara's Maid in Angels (MIA) maid/cosplay cafe as "not exceptional by any standard." Well, last weekend, they got a whole lot more exceptional. Teaming up with the airsoft gun/military enthusiasts at Hyper Douraku, it became a Military Cafe! See the stunning results for the two day event after the jump.
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