Japanese publisher Shimusamu Media is attempting to engage an audience of cosplayers with a new bi-monthly magazine publication entitled Cosplay Channel. Hit the jump to dress up.
Greater Tokyo's Kawasaki hosts one of Japan's largest Halloween parades, with thousands of holiday cosplayers marching down the streets. This year they doubled down with a second Halloween parade just for Star Wars fans, featuring more costumes, bands and even floats modeled after traditional Japanese nebuta. Get a look after the jump.
Five-member cosplay dance unit ArsMagna will release their 1st major album "ARSWORLD" from Universal Music Japan on November 11. Now you can check all 12 songs from the album with a 90-second preview posted by the record company on its official YouTube channel.
In commemoration of Naruto Uzumaki’s birthday, Tokyo Otaku Mode recently held a photo shoot and parade at New York Comic Con that attracted a gathering of over 100 Naruto fans. Read TOM's report and watch video footage of the event after the jump!
Cosplay Fabrics has announced a partnership with noted cosplayer Yaya Han to bring specialty materials to Jo-Ann’s Fabric Stores across America is spring 2016. The line will include materials such as 4-way Stretch Spandex and 4-way Jumbo Spandex in a wide variety of colors. Coatings available on these stretch materials will be options such as foil and PU leather. More after the jump.
A veritable army of cosplayers is preparing to take Ikebukuro by storm, because once again Nico Nico is sponsoring the annual "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest". Hit the jump to learn more.
Elecom, a Japanese electronics company, has produced a new set of blue-light reducing glasses for children patterned after Conan Edogawa's "Criminal Tracking Glasses" from Cased Closed (aka Detective Conan). Hit the jump to check them out.