TPP is a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific to eliminate tariffs and synchronize regulations. Potent consequences for lower environmental regulations and higher medicine costs have been very controversial. Its copyright agreements' potential effect on creative fan endeavors like doujinshi and cosplay has also been a concern, with manga author Ken Akamatsu being among the prominent voices raising the issue.
First, celebrities masked their identities with cosplay to attend San Diego Comic Con. Now, they're doing it for e-sporting event with original slasher Scream Queen, Studio Ghibli dub vet and general star Jamie Lee Curtis attending fighting game event Evolution Championship Series (EVO) as Street Fighter's Vega, along with mockumentary legend husband Christopher Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest as Tekken's Dr. Bosconovitch and the rest of her family as DJ and Makoto.
Cosplay accessory maker Cospatio is releasing a set of clothing that will help cosplayers to dress up as the upgraded "Kai" versions of Kitakami and Ōi, a pair of torpedo cruiser girls from the Kancolle TV anime and web browser game. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new line of cosplay accessories from Cospatio will allow fans of Sound! Euphonium to toot their own horns (metaphorically speaking) as their favorite characters from the new TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
One of the more difficult aspects of cosplay is replicating an anime character's unique hairstyle in real life. Now thanks to a line of premium wigs from ACOS, cosplayers can more easily represent their favorite members of Sailor Moon Crystal's team of heroines. Hit the jump to learn more.
A cosplayer depicting Undead Prince Ricard from FromSoftware's Dark Souls action / RPG video game took the grand prize at the Nippon Photo Cosplay Contest at St. Fest. 2015. Hit the jump to see the winning entry and more.
Have you always wanted to cosplay as Goku's lecherous instructor from Dragon Ball Z Kai, but you just couldn't find the right pair of sunglasses to complete the ensemble? Well now Cospa has just the thing for you. Hit the jump to learn more.
AnimeJapan 2015, one of the largest anime/manga related commercial events in Japan, is now being held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, and this year's Public Days are March 21 and 22. Many company booths have well-dressed cosplayers to promote their latest titles and products. Check the photo report after the jump!