NJ.com: True Jersey has profiled an artist with an unusual college degree. Cori "Lady" Main, of Cherry Hill has used the "contract process" at the University of Hartford in Connecticut to get a degree in cosplay. "I created the curriculum, then went over it with the dean," Main said. "It's a combination of art, performance, and special effects work." More after the jump.
A recent run-in between cosplaying tourists and the locals has resulted in an blanket cosplay ban being instituted on the premises of the former Kamioka Elementary School in Ibaraki Prefecture, an "anime pilgrimage" destination associated with Girls und Panzer. Hit the jump to learn more.
For a bit of April Fool's Day fun, model / actress Rena Nōnen published a photo on her official blog which features her cosplaying as all 6 of the Matsuno brothers from Mr. Osomatsu. Hit the jump to check it out.
Wonder Festival is one of Japan’s biggest fan shows for otaku-themed hobbies and figures. The recent winter 2016 installment hit hard with plenty of anime and manga inspired items to peer at, along with a selection of cool cosplayers to admire. Enjoy a 15 min. + reel of highlights after the jump!