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Thai citizens show you how to render mermaid cosplay the budget way

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Monday 21 July 2014

A Thai TV serial drama titled รักนี้…หัวใจมีครีบ (loosely translated as Mermaid’s Love) has captured the palpitating hearts of many ardent Thai viewers and made them swoon collectively with its lighthearted school-life romance drama that revolves around some handsome marine science students and pretty tail-swishing mermaids.

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Cosplayers at home still in their outfits: interview with the photographer

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Vienna-based photographer Klaus Pichler has gained a reputation in recent years for taking photos of items or scenes – like cosplayers sitting at home or a bunch of museum artefacts in a stock room – and drawing out their hidden aspects or stories. We interviewed him about his creative process, his light bulb moment for his famous series Just the Two of Us¸ and how he managed to find all those cosplayers. [Read our original post about these Cosplayers]

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A Tumblr that illustrates how to cosplay on a budget

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 11 April 2014

Want the cool superhero/villain costume but don’t have the time to build one or cash to buy one? You can thank artist Patrick Dean for his handy dandy tips on making your next cosplay costume without costing a fortune. ‘My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas’ is a Tumblr blog which contains Dean’s illustrations of costumes fabricated […]

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This guy makes the most hilariously bad cosplay outfits on a budget

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Monday 7 April 2014

Perhaps we’ve been pampered with admiring the mad skills of too many good cosplayers out there. At the other end of the spectrum of cosplay greatness is a particular Thai cosplayer, Anucha Saengchart, whose brand of Lowcost Cosplay is defyingly, howlingly bad. We think we have seen everything now.

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Fancy a dress up? Tumblr’s Stealth Cosplay Week in pics

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Friday 7 February 2014

Stealth Cosplay Week just took place and we’ve got the pics to share! What is it exactly? It’s basically geeking out over your favourite fandom character and sharing pics of you dressed like them (I’d be dressing as Storm). While some simply wore a tee in honor of their favourite characters, some fans went all […]

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Awesome Pacific Rim cosplay made from everyday objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Pacific Rim, if you don’t know by now, is the greatest robot movie ever blessed upon mankind. The plot is fairly simple: It’s about robots fighting monsters. I told you it was simple. In the movie, and there’s this one really cool Chinese mech called Crimson Typhoon. Brooklyn Robot Works in, uhhm, Brooklyn, has come […]

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Cosplayers at home still in their costumes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 8 November 2013

Cosplayers are common sight at comic book conventions. They are the people who love to dress up as their favourite characters from an anime or manga series, comic book, tv show, movie, or videogame. But have you ever wondered what lives they lead at home, outside the colourful world of comic book conventions?

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Cosplay pets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 18 July 2013

My day has been made by the sight of pets getting their cosplay act on. Especially the dog that could be an Ewok and the cat that could be Princess Leia. Or Batman. They make it look so easy.

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Cosplayers vs traditional theatre actors

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 14 December 2012

For their Soul-Stealer project, Chinese artists Zeng Han and Yang Changhong delved into the two worlds of role-playing, both traditional (landplay in Guizhou and Mulian opera) and contemporary (cosplayers dressing up as anime, manga and World of Warcraft characters), then shot portraits of the players in them.

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Bert and Ernie cosplayers will terrify all the kids

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 8 September 2012

Really, take your pick from all the fictitious characters in the world — there are way too many choices for a bit of cosplay fun. Why anyone would want to cosplay Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street as two grumpy, wrinkly grandpops, though, we can’t imagine. Yet that’s exactly what two guys had in mind, […]

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Cosplay in slow motion

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 11 July 2011

Cosplay never ceases to fascinate me, so I find this video by cosplay enthusiast and cinematographer Angel James de Ocampo (filmed at Japan Expo 2011 in Paris) to be pretty entertaining.

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Corpse Bride cosplay photoshoot

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By Michelle Wilding in New Trends on Wednesday 25 May 2011

DeviantArt user Malro-Doll truly brought Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride fantasy animation film to life with the help of her friend Victor. The two are avid cosplayers who successfully pulled-off a photoshoot emulating Burton’s distinctive visual aesthetic.

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Japan’s World Cosplay Summit

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Fashion on Wednesday 22 July 2009

Cosplay, an activity for lovers of comics and science fiction, was born in Japan in the 70s. The word derives from the combination of two British words: costume and play. So the translation would be ‘costume to play’. It consists of wearing the costume of some fiction character and dramatizing and acting like that character. The design and preparation of the costume also counts, as does the body shaping in order to make the costume fit and make it as ‘real’ as possible. Cosplayers take part in mass conventions around the world in order to decide the best of them. The most important of them is the World Cosplay Summit, which takes place in Japan every year.

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You’re a long way from Gotham, Mr Wayne

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 3 September 2014

It seems that Batman is real! Or at least there is one hell of a good a cosplayer roaming Japan. Dressed in a mega-realistic Batman costume that looks like it probably would stop a bullet, this guy (equal parts awesome and crazy) has apparently popped up in Japan. He was last seen riding his badass bat-trike, which looks like it goes pretty darn fast! Shout-out to any readers in Japan, reward offered for any further news on this caped crusader.

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This is possibly the only pair of DIY anime jeans in the world

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 22 August 2014

While fashion designers all over the world are wringing their hands in despair over what new designs they can possibly come up with for the next season’s pair of must-have jeans, one German cosplayer already has it down pat. Make it anime, of course! Known only as Kirameku for now, she has cunningly made good use of some water-based textile paints to draw strategically positioned 2D lines and creases on a pair of plain denim jeans.

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