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Dear readers and followers, the moment has arrived for us to announce our next issue and, at the same time, ask for your support again to keep this magazine alive. We're very proud to announce our next cover story: Rei Doll from Russia! The pre-orders of Cosplay Gen #07 have just started, but be advised, there are only 1000 copies available worldwide! More features and details of Cosplay Gen #07 will be discovered in the upcoming days, stay tuned and many thanks for your massive support!

Her cosplays are perhaps the best visual documenting of Alice Liddell from Alice Madness Returns. From the Misstitched version, to the default Classic version, Xrysx from Singapore walks us through the distorted world of her heroine, and offers an insight upon the character in various adaptations, mastering costume-crafting, as well as make-up and acting.…

A seemingly endless pool of good cosplayers, China doesn’t have a shortage of brilliant photographers either. A master of the camera, 35Ryo loves to experiment with all kinds of lights, especially those that look as closest to natural lights as possible, creating stories and feelings centered on a character and conveyed through astonishing images. Moreover, she can take a photo-shoot with the same ease, with only one cosplayer as subject, or an entire group of zombies roaming in the streets, making everyone turn their heads.

Article by Svetlana Quindt aka “Kamui”

Worbla, Worbla, Worbla. Over the years this thermoplastic material has become not just super popular, but was also the base for many stunning armors, props and accessories of an uncountable amount of costumes. Is there really a reason for such a hype, or is Worbla just an overrated and overprized material? In the following tutorial I’ll try to clear questions like this one and hope to inspire Worbla-newcomers and even some armor-experts of you.…

She is now a role-model in cosplay not only for those who have just embraced this hobby, but also for already experienced cosplayers. To her, every new series she enjoys means a whole new set of characters waiting to be impersonated.…
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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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yuki29 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for including my Azai Nagamasa  on one of your featured cosplays ^_^

Arigathanx! -Yuki
markysampson23 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the featured, I am humbled, truly I am,God bless and more power! :)
sharpshard Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the approval :) 
picoriku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the requests. ; w ;
Kiara-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Thanks again for accepting my Elizabeth! :blowkiss:
JayCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for featuring my NCR Ranger costume. I pride myself on attention to detail and to be featured by a group who do the same is very humbling. Take care.
thetenten16 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thank you for featuring my cos!Big happycry  *feels honored*
Happycry  you guys are hella awesome
LadyMascetti Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for accepting my pic *____________*
amakurareika Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Mischievousprank Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the request! ♥
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