Masculine Appearances

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I remember the first time Amitie told me about the term “crossplay”, meaning male-to-female or female-to-male cosplay.  I thought it was odd that the cosplay community needed to distinguish when a cosplayer chose to wear a costume outside their gender.  Considering that many male anime characters have feminine characteristics, it has been easy for me to cosplay both male and […]

The Selection Process

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Every year, it seems that we encounter the same dilemma. We must decide whether we will cosplay individually or with a group. If we decide upon a group cosplay, then we still have to discuss which series we will cosplay and bestow the privilege of cosplaying the main character. In considering alternative methods for this process, I have decided that we should start holding cosplay auditions before we start working on our costumes.

Ramen & Rice

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

This musical duo has acquired the name Ramen and Rice, referring to the basic form of sustenance in Japan.  In many ways, they have become an important form of entertainment for FanimeCon attendees.  These young women have mastered the cello and violin in their recreation of musical scores from anime shows and video games (e.g. […]

Katie Bair

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Cosplay Excellence

This week reveals another professional cosplayer named Katie Bair.  Although I have never had the opportunity to see her cosplay outfits, she is revered within the cosplay community.  She has invested herself in a diverse range of businesses, including cosplay wigs, ball-jointed dolls, and manga books, effectively creating a niche for herself as a successful […]