Japan’s massive Winter Comic Market convention wrapped up last week during the New Year's holiday, but the videographers of Netageo are keeping the memories alive via their series of pro-shot cosplay videos. Watch their latest clips after the jump!
The 9th Annual Otaku Senryu contest is on in Japan and this means the open call for the contest mascot in Nyako Shikibu is on as well! The open call is for the character mascot with cat ears and a calligraphy brush for both the illustration and model category. The 6th annual contest is limited to male models and crossdressing is encouraged! More after the jump!
2013 proved to be another memorable year for the elite team of super fans known the Crunchyroll Ambassadors. Now, a trio of videos highlighting their dazzling cosplay has been released. Take a look back at some great costumes and fantastic locations after the jump!
Anime cosplay outfits and accessories seller Cospa has revealed its 10 best-selling ensembles for 2013. The year had some fresh looks. There was no Evangelion movie in 2013 and that fell out the list. However, there were Steins;Gate and DBZ movies and yet, both those series were also absent. You can probably guess what took their places. Get a look after the jump.
Japan’s Comic Market convention (aka Comiket for short) is otaku culture’s main event: a chance to buy and sell doujinshi, snap up limited items, and get a gander at some of the best cosplay in the Land of the Rising Sun. Now, Netageo brings us a cool video digest of the latter. See how many characters you can name after the jump!
Cosplayer Chamaro and fashion photographer Muga Miyahara have created a collaborative photo collection called “Characters”. YATTAR JAPAN brings us pics and a video documenting one of Chamaro's Hatsune Miku cosplays after the jump!
This past weekend, Mizunami, Gifu Japan hosted its 14th Basara Carnival, with 250 teams and 800 dancers gathering at Mizunami Station to perform while local cooks compete in the Mizunami Pork Grand Prix. There year, there was plenty of impressive and impressively weird cosplay on display. Get a look after the jump.
Cospa has announced that its cosplay costume brand Cospatio will release a made-to-order cosplay costume set of "Fate Testarossa Barrier Jacket Blaze Form" from Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA The MOVIE 2nd A's at the price of 100,000 yen (about US$969.55) in early March of 2014. Check the details of the Fate costume after the jump.
A video from a recent cosplay show in Japan hosted at the Nicofarre venue is creating quite a buzz since all the cosplayers in the video are actually males! Japanese cosplay social network Cure and Nico Nico Douga teamed up for a regular cosplay runway show called Tokyo Niconico Cospllection and this Free! act was apparently at the November 16th event. Enjoy the awkwardly embarrassing yet blissful cosplay in action after the jump!
Sometimes the general populace greets cosplay with welcome amusement, and sometimes if you try to mix otaku culture with other society, disaster occurs. The classic example for that is when Florida's Metrocon shared a convention center with Red Bull Flugtag. And now, on a smaller scale, mingling crowds from Anime Festival Asia and a church service resulted in police being called. More after the jump.
BlizzCon 2013, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, may have wrapped up a few days ago, but the memory lives on via a new video showcasing some of the stunning StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo cosplay found at the show. Watch after the jump!
Kill La Kill seems to be made to challenge cosplayers and already we're seeing plenty of daring fans picking up the gauntlet. Photographer RICO captured some of these fans in a shoot of the Elite Four, posted on Twitter. Get a look after the jump.
Out of all the great characters voice actor/singer Mamoru Miyano has voiced, many fans choose Okabe Rintaro, a.k.a. the lunatic mad scientist Hōōin Kyōma and Okarin to adorable Mayuri from STEINS;GATE as their favorite. Now imagine Miyano himself cosplaying the leader of the Future Gadget Laboratory? Are you ready to burst out the Kyoma laugh? Come see the image after the jump!
This year’s World Cosplay Summit may have concluded this summer, but the memory live on in a new photo book edited and supervised by the WCS. Get a sneak peek inside, courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN, after the jump!