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Cosplay GEN has always tried to bring you the most diverse of selections, from diva outfits to body suits and heavy armors, and this issue is no exception. This time, we chose to bring forth something a bit different, which we considered no less worth of attention, and that is mecha cosplay, splendid metal mobile suits with a human inside.…

Through Angela Bermudez, exotic Costa Rica started to have something to say in cosplay. With an eclectic range of character types and costumes, Angela has already added 7 years’ worth of experience in this art, always preferring strong characters with interesting stories, or costumes that are challenge to make. - See more at:…

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.
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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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lowlightneon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Omg, Thank you for requesting my photos of my Hiccup cosplay! Heart Heart 
SamanthaLynnCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Submissions expiring =(
rocha86 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for requesting my photo of Emerald Sustrai - RWBY :happybounce: 
Oscar-Francois Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for requesting my picture of Lady Oscar and Marie-Antoinette! :) :)
DarkAngel8622 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow! thank you so much for featured my photo of Kamijo Noble Cosplay, i'ts a pleasure to be here. :3 :)
umicosplays Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for the future *o*
Ailish01 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the Feature :DD
HarukoHosokawa Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much the request >///W///< <3
Paper-Cube Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Thank you for the feature!
Aoime Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just a question, that I don't think you will ever answer. In the past year, I got no feedback for my uploaded photos, although before Coplaygen accepted more of my photos. My work is not enough good, or you just not have enough time to review the obviously endless incoming pictures to this group? Another question is, that what happened with the contest from last year? There was no info about it : S
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