Places You Can’t Cosplay II

Thursday, 24 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I can imagine that many people will read the title of this post and develop a vendetta to prove me wrong.  I understand that with enough determination and self-esteem, one can cosplay pretty much anywhere.  However, it is important to remember that in some locations individuals must conform to safety regulations and corporate rules. *  * […]

The Hot Springs

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

It has become a tradition for anime series to take a break from the story’s serious plot by sending the main characters to a communal hot spring resort.  Rather than focusing on a plot-driven story, the directors provide extensive fan service for their audiences.  Any water setting (e.g. beaches or swimming pools) would serve the […]

Seasonal Photography: Summer

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

The element of water is an under-explored environment for cosplayers – probably due to the fact that most people do not believe their costume will survive being immersed in liquid.  However, it provides a natural method for distorting your appearance; in example, this cosplayer’s legs were elongated using a fish eye lens.  The author of […]

Digitally Enhanced Anime Eyes

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Despite all the time spent  making your costume, the appearance of your face will also reflect upon your skill as a cosplayer.  Make-up is an essential part of your costume because it can create the appearance of flawless skin and enlarged eyes.  Although many cosplayers have accepted the challenge of bringing these cartoon characters to […]

FanimeCon 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn that the San Jose Convention Center was hosting a Pikachu Convention this last weekend.   Despite the fact that Pokemon was released more than 10 years ago, the number of Pokemon costumes far exceeded the usual abundance of Naruto and Bleach cosplay.  In hindsight, this might […]

Crossplay and Other Physical Modifications

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

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