Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.
How would you react if you found out not only that your teacher cosplays female characters, but that he’s kind of a cutie too? Cosplaying is a hobby that is not as widely understood as the more commonly enjoyed interests such as reading, sports or even baking. There are many reasons for cosplayers to want […]
Sometimes an artist can surprise you, make you feel or create something that transcends it’s medium. Cursedapple, alson known as Ryan Tien, does just that with his art. Over a year he’s improved so quickly that when you scroll past his creations, at first glance you might think it’s a cosplay. Experience some of your favorite character’s through Ryan’s […]
Cosplaying is a way to connect to your favorite characters – to delve deep within them from the outside in. And what connection could be deeper than that between the AoT characters, who we’ve seen go through the most devastating of events. Come see the most titanic Attack on Titan cosplay out there! Do you […]
Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion. As Japan’s mecca for anime, video games, cosplay, Tokyo’s Akihabara has long been thought of as a hobbyist’s neighborhood. But as otaku continue to grow in both number and economic clout, it’s becoming apparent that the Akihabara lifestyle can include work as well as play. […]
One-Punch Man (Japanese: ワンパンマン Hepburn: Wanpanman) is an ongoing Japanese webcomic created by an author using the pseudonym ONE, which began publication in 2009. The series quickly went viral, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012. The name is a play on the long-running children’s character Anpanman, as the word punch (パンチ panchi) is occasionally shortened topan (パン) […]
I can’t be the only one who loved Prison School anime, those cool characters, over dramatic reactions and sexual humor, I recommend you watching this serious, but you’re going to watch it anyway after seeing these cosplays. Cosplayers: Julia, -HedY, 3+1 = Kuro, and 喵少 Note: These cosplays are not suitable for younger age. 1. 2. 3. […]
Seraph of the End (Japanese: 終わりのセラフ Hepburn: Owari no Serafu) (also known as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto with storyboards by Daisuke Furuya. It is published by Shueisha on Jump SQ and in English by Viz Media on […]
The Amazing Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery Katsucon is a big anime convention held annually at the at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Katsucon has been operating since 1995 and features anime music video screenings, an art show, artist alley, charity auction, costume contests, cosplay chess, dealers room, game shows among many […]
Comiket 88, the world’s largest dojinshi fair, is now underway at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition centre. And while thousands of people are already rushing to buy some of the best and rarest anime, manga and video game merch money can buy, others were there for one thing only: cosplay. Despite the beating sun and […]
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