You’ve probably seen those awesome cosplay photoshoots-your favourite characters in signature outfits posing in iconic stances. But have you ever wondered what went into those photos? In reality, those cosplay photos take a whole lot of time and energy to produce. Just take a look at some of them and try not to laugh: pretend […]
You be you, Japan. Last weekend in Tokyo, cosplayers dressed up as Mario Kart characters raced around the city’s busy streets. The drivers also took the time to stop and take pictures with amused bystanders and motorists. No banana peels and shells were thrown – sadly – as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and the […]
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.
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]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
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.