Japanese publisher Hakusensha is now seeking cosplayers to be featured in the promotional poster for the upcoming 18th volume of Yuki Midorikawa's popular fantasy manga Natsume Yujin-cho, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 5. Hit the jump for more information.
In IKEA Singapore's latest Bedroom Stories promo, we're introduced to Frank the Cosplayer: civil servant by day, cosplayer by night. Frank's passion for cosplay was taking over his bedroom, but IKEA has a proposed solution. Get a look after the jump.
The Washimiya area in Saitama prefecture has been famous as the hometown of the Lucky Star characters. In addition to the Lucky Star-decorated mikoshi (portable shrine), another popular event at Hajisai, the autumn festival in Washimiya, was a cross-dressing cosplay contest called "Washinomiya Miss Con." Check the winner's performance video after the jump!
A famous Japanese cosplayer Enako was invited as special guest for ISUZU COMIC PARTY 34 which was held at Central Plaza in Khon Kaen, the Kingdom of Thailand, on June 16 and 17. The documentary video on YouTube shows us how the Thailand fans gave her a hearty welcome at the event. Check the video after the jump!
Mikubook, a worldwide SNS operated by Crypton Future Media and a cosplay magazie Cosplay Gen, had held a Vocaloid cosplay photo contest "Community's Choice - VOCALOID Edition" from January to February in 2012. Finally, the winners selected by online voting were announced. The 1st winner is an American cosplayer Aicosu who cosplays as Hatsune Miku Append. Check the top 10 winners from all over the world after the jump!
Kobe Cosplay Collection 2011, which was held at Kobe Fashion Museum on December 11, was one of the popular Cosplay events in the Kansai area. Kobe Shimbun has posted two video reports of the event on YouTube. Watch the Japanese Cosplayers' festival after the jump.
Cosplay craze is getting bigger and bigger all over the world. Following the previous cosplay video reports from UK, Italy, Spain, here's the latest clips from "MX Pacific Media Expo 2011" in Los Angeles, USA, "Japan Festa in Bangkok 2011" in Bangkok, Thailand, and "The 4th Chinese Cosplay Asian Games" in Tottori, Japan. Can you find your favorite character's cosplay? Let's try after the jump!
Kobe Cosplay Collection is a yearly cosplay fashion show event held at Rokko Island in Kobe-city, started in 2009. The third event is scheduled to be held on December 11. Each year they produce a promotional video featuring their famous local cosplayers for the event. This year's PV was already posted on YouTube yesterday. Check the PVs and the highlights from the past year's events after the jump!
RocketNews24NY has posted a 5 minutes and 55 seconds video clip called "Messages from American Cosplayers to Japan" on YouTube today. It was filmed at New York Comic Con and New York Anime festival on October 13-16. The cosplayers conveyed their love, passion, and gratitude for Japanese pop culture on their own ways. Check the message video after the jump!