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Dear readers and followers,

An historical moment for Cosplay GEN happened these days in Tokyo at Comiket 87, a prototype of Cosplay GEN #00 Japan was just released in a great collaboration with the team from Studio Hard Deluxe Inc.

Behind this company is Mr. Nobuyuki Takahashi himself, the one who coined the term "cosplay" in 1984.

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Dear readers and followers, we hope you’re having a great holiday season!
We’re delighted to present you a short preview of Cosplay Gen #08, our latest issue!
All pre-orders are out and we would like to offer our warmest thanks to all our readers that already pre-ordered, we hope you receive your copies as soon as possible!
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We are happy to announce that the freshest issue of Cosplay GEN magazine is almost done and full of surprises as usual. A lot of photography related materials, along with cosplayer interviews, tutorials and articles about the hottest trends in cosplay are all waiting to be explored by you!

And yes, you are right! On our cover this time is Yuegene Fay from Thailand, with her excellent Rin Matsuoka cosplay from Free! Of course, this is not a mere coincidence, because we have prepared an exquisite article full of your favorite swimmers and other hot stuff!

Hurry up and secure your copy, as Cosplay GEN #08 will be available in a limited number of 1000 copies.

Want to help us find out who's the best? Sign up now for the Cosplay GEN Awards and get yourself nominated for one our 12 categories and 3 special categories! Cosplayers, photographers and videographers are all welcome, we have a place for you all!

Hello cosplayers, we have already started to work on Cosplay GEN #08, which will be released this autumn! We intend to include a coscard (cosplayer ‘business’ card) tutorial in collaboration with one of the best Danish designers.…
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About Cosplay Gen

Cosplay Gen is a collectible magazine (due to its book-like appearance), published twice a year. It is entirely non-profit, self-financed and contains no advertising, therefore its purchasing contributes directly to the next issue.

Cosplay Gen is an independent magazine (no ADS) focused on the worldwide promoting of cosplayers and of various Japanese and Asian fashion trends. We idolize cosplayers from around the world and we cherish their amazing work by publishing extended interviews; reviews from various cosplay events; articles centered on cosplay photography, cosplay trends, cutting edge Japanese pop culture.

It’s a project born out of our deep love for the cosplay phenomenon and for Japanese contemporary fashion culture, resulting from the continuous need to highlight, recognize and celebrate such tremendous creativity. We consider that a good project is always a useful one, regardless of many other means to accomplish this purpose. From our point of view there are always new and exciting trends, metamorphoses and mutations. Therefore, a strong collaboration with the best of contributors is our aim, bringing forth such materials to a very heterogeneous, enthusiastic and playful readership.



We receive hundreds of submissions every week to the Cosplay Gen group, for which we'd like to thank you guys, we always enjoy seeing your cosplay photos. Regarding these photos, unfortunately, not all of them get to be accepted. They are not ignored, as some members tend to believe; we simply choose to not decline them as some might get offended by this action. That doesn’t mean in the least that we ignore or disrespect those who submit their photos to our group. We carefully check each and every submitted photo, and we are attempting to preserve a high quality of the content, as we are also doing with the printed magazine. This action has as sole purpose to encourage those who submit photos to improve themselves, to become better cosplayers, to “compete” with the others and especially with themselves and ultimately submit better works. The selection is not made by only one member, but by the core team of Cosplay Gen (editor-in-chief, coordinating editor, and publisher), because we truly want to keep the standards high. We don’t see this as a proof of arrogance or lack of respect, but on the contrary. We appreciate everyone’s hard work and passion for cosplay, and we hope you’ll keep submitting your work on Cosplay Gen group.

Also, starting the upcoming issue, we will launch a brand new column, entirely dedicated to our friends where everyone can submit their photos without any sort of restriction.

We truly hope you understand our reasons.

Cosplay Gen team




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KendraKei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you so much for featuring my cosplay. <3 Miku Hatsune Cosplay - Eyes on Me by KendraKei  

I am so honored. ^^
Yukikaze-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your requesting of my cosplay!Kiryuin Satsuki( w/Senketsu)- 2 by Yukikaze-Creations  
LaylaRabia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Thanks a lot for request my Integra Hellsing' pin-up :rose:
Eraneth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Thank you very much for accepting me into the group!! :happybounce: 
kuricurry Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was actually expecting to be blocked because of my persistence a month back. Then I gave up as honestly there's too many awesome people out here. So I appreciate the time that was taken, to request my artwork into the gallery.

Thank you really... And no worries
I will not hound you guys further (for now) :heart: :XD:
sugapon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the request!:) (Smile) 
VelvetPsychoKiller Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for requesting my photos: it makes me feel so happy and proud! :heart:
MeiHousekiCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the features! Pikachu happy 
devils-daughterJJ Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me into the group. <3
If it's not too much trouble, could you take a look through my gallery at my Fem!Kobra Kid, Lady Loki and Seras Victoria cosplays.
I know it seems strange it's just that I'm too nervous to try and submit them.
Thank you for your time. :)
AsianPsylocke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Wow!  Thank you so much for the feature! I am honored! :D
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