Cosplay Complex

Thursday, 30 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

About two weeks before FanimeCon, my roommate purchased an anime OVA from a garage sale that he thought would be of particular interest to me.  Cosplay Complex is an anime show about several high school students who promote cosplay through their extracurricular club.  They participate in local cosplay competitions with the ultimate goal of competing […]

Outdated Cosplay

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

“The wheel of time turns as anime shows come and go, leaving videos that become memory.  Memory fades to history, and even history is long forgotten when a new anime arises into popularity.”  (parody of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time,” by James Oliver Rigby Jr.) *  *  *  *  * Anime, as a genre, is […]

Walking around Barefoot

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

While wearing the Topless Sandal at FanimeCon, I felt as if my feet had become duck feet.  These sandals have limited flexibility and you often feel a constant pressure on the soles of your feet. However, despite my initial discomfort with these sandals, they allowed me a special privilege at the con — walking around […]

FanimeCon 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Convention Reports

Several conventions, including FanimeCon, have dubbed this convention season “The Summer of Steampunk”.  Perhaps FanimeCon felt guilty about last year’s canceled steampunk panel or perhaps they wanted to attract new con attendees.  Either way, I can certainly understand the artistic interest in such a decision.  But I would like to point out that the Steampunk […]

Otaku House Cosplay Idol

Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Otaku House is a retail chain located in Singapore.  They specialize in “Japanese toys, anime collectibles, cosplay products and other nonsensical gifts.”  For all of you cosplayers out there, they have a small selection of cosplay wigs and accessories.  We expect that they will offer more cosplay products as their popularity increases. * * * […]

Does Voice Matter?

Thursday, 2 June 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I’d like to ask you, “How big of a role does voice play in your cosplay performance?”  More specifically, do you roleplay and pretend to speak like your character while at a convention?  In my experience, most people who cosplay really want to portray their character accurately in photographs, but typically will break character when […]