Time for another update and somehow I skipped May 🙁 But TJ Cosplay will more than make up for it! TJ is a Melbourne based cosplayer with many awesome cosplays up her sleeve. From Star Wars, Disney, X-Men, DC and more, she’s one to watch and follow online. Enjoy the gallery below and social media links under that.
I was extremely lucky to take some fantastic photos of these amazing cosplayers. These cosplayers were extremely nice and were willing to take lots of photos (I have almost 200 different pics :P). What was wonderful about this shoot was that the majority of these cosplayers had no idea who each other were. They were just happy to share the ‘Yuri on Ice’ love.
Here’s a few pics from PAX Australia 2016! I only went on the Saturday which was day 2 as my feet are still killing me from all the walking I did! It was great to meet up with friends and cosplayers alike. No freebies for me, however I did snag a pretty cool Playstation lanyard to add to the collection 🙂 Shoutout to Matt from Digitally Downloaded for hooking up a fellow blogger.
Halloween has come and gone for another year (tear) but even in Japan, the taxi drivers in Fukuoka got into the spirit (see what I did there?) and celebrated the event. The drivers from the taxi company, Lucky Taxi, decked themselves out in zombie cosplay as they went about their daily business and the results were amazing!
Check out this guy above! Imagine getting picked up by him?
And the cabs themselves aren’t spared either.
The promotion only ran for one day so we’ll have to see what they get up to next Halloween!
Just ahead of the launch for the 3DCG movie Gantz: O, Japanese publication Young Jump issue 46 have released the fruits of a recent cosplay photoshoot. The shoot was with M.A.O. who’s the voice of Anzu Yamazaki and Ayana Takeda, a gravure idol, who features in the trademark black suits as seen in the series.
Vera Chimera is an amazing, versatile cosplayer from Sydney, Australia and she’s also our Cosplayer Of The Month for October 2016! Here’s some info from her website about her:
Vera Chimera is an international cosplay ambassador residing from Sydney, Australia. A quirky and talented costume designer, prop builder, panelist, and event host, she has helped spread the popularity of cosplay all around the world. She’s also a very passionate gamer, having graduated from JMC Academy with a Diploma in Game Design with the intent to eventually enter the industry. This has lead her to begin dabbling into social marketing, event assistance, live streaming anticipation, and now reviews.
Have a look at the gallery below which showcases just some of her amazing work, there are social media links to Vera under the gallery and as a bonus, keep an eye out for our interview with this stunningly talented cosplayer in the near future.
Here’s a quick look at SMASH! 2016 with a dash of cosplayers and general shenanigans thrown in. The video is courtesy of YouTuber, NifTiaz, who I’m happy to report will be doing similar videos for It’s Japan, Man! Give the video a look, it’s quite funny, cute and shows off SMASH! 2016 in a great way.
We already know that Akihabara is Ground Zero for all things otaku, right?
Well, now there’s a new store opening up from a very popular chain. Animate has its main store in Ikebukuro, seen as a more female friendly part of Tokyo, catering for the female otaku. But they now have a new store opening up in Akihabara as of June 2016. The new store boasts 7 floors of oatku goodness and is also known as “AKIBA Girls Station”. What separates this store from the others in Akihabara, which tends to be more male-centric, is that the anime/manga are going to be geared more towards their female audience, much like in Ikebukuro. It’s also conveniently located very close to the JR Akihabara station, only about 5 minutes away.
SMASH! have just announced their 3rd special guest for this year’s event and it’s an amazing cosplayer. None other than Yuegene Fay! Here’s the official press release from SMASH!
For fans of geek and pop-culture, cosplay fever is returning to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show in spectacular style. SMASH! is delighted to announce that the internationally recognised cosplayer, YUEGENE FAY, will be coming to celebrate SMASH!’s 10th anniversary event on August 20th and 21st.
YUEGENE FAY is Thailand’s top-ranking cosplayer who is well-renowned for her accurate ‘cross-play’ portrayal of characters from the multi-verse realms of manga, anime, gaming and music.
Amongst her anime and gaming cosplays, Yuegene Fay is best known for cosplays such as Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan), Rin Matsuoka (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club), and Mikoto Suoh (K).
Yuegene Fay’s attendance comes after having international cosplay guests REIKA and KANAME⭐ at SMASH! 2015. The popular cosplay duo attracted thousands of fans to Q&As, tutorials and signings.
SMASH! President Andrew Qiu believes Yuegene’s attendance reflects fans’ “enthusiasm for authentic cosplay talent” at pop-culture conventions like SMASH!.
“With a profound status in the cosplay scene, Yuegene Fay is without a doubt a fitting guest choice for SMASH! 2016,” Qiu said.
“Regardless of gender and skills, cosplay has the power to unite like-minded fans. It offers them the opportunity to dress up and express their passion for pop-culture in the unique form of cosplay.”
Yuegene Fay will join previously announced guests: Japanese voice actor Hideo Ishikawa (Naruto) and Japanese voice actress Ai Nonaka (Puella Magi Madoka Magica).
SMASH! 2016 is a two-day pop-culture convention to be held at Rosehill Gardens on August 20th and 21st. Featuring a line-up of cosplay, gaming and anime events, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is an event not to be missed. For more information, visit www.smash.org.au