Regular readers may have seen a post I made last year about Japandaman releasing a Cosplayer Calendar for 2018 featuring some of Melbourne’s best female cosplayers?
Our favourite cosplay showcasers, Rescue The Princess, are at it again, this time bringing us a peek and the cosplay fun that went down at the TGS ’17. This time they also give us a peek into some of the amazing booths from TGS in particular, the Monster Hunter booth looked amazing with an amazing set up and attendants all decked out in some pretty impressive costumes!
A few of you who frequent this site may also follow me on my various social media platforms and if you do then you’ll be aware that I’ve been posting pics of myself with cosplayers alluding to some secret squirrel business for the past few months. Well, the time has come to reveal what all of us have been working on and I give you *ahem* The Japandaman female Cosplay Calendar 2018!
Here’s just a sample of the awesome pics that you can expect in the calendar:
The calendar itself will have pre-orders open soon, keep watching this space for that announcement. And we also have a Patreon running where you can get the whole experience of what’s gone into the making of this cosplay calendar. There’s behind the scenes footage, interviews, exclusive digital prints and loads more. We have different tiers available so if you’d like to become Patron then we have there’s one for you.
All this is to help fund season two of our TV show It’s Japan, Man so we can keep bringing this cool content to you! Here’s the Patron link for you to check out: PATREON LINK
We sincerely hope that you like what you see, everyone involved has had an amazing time putting it together and it’s turned out to be an amazing experience with new friendships being made 🙂
Something really cute I found recently, cosplayers Vampy Bit Me and Livia Chu recreating a scene from food anime, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. And just for good measure, there’s also a cameo from Yoshi Sudarso, of blue ranger from Power Rangers Dino Charge fame thrown in. The scene below shows a cooking duel between characters Alice Nakiri and Ikumi Mito taking place in a Shokugeki. It’s a great watch for a laugh!
I love cosplay…I don’t pretend to be an expert and understand the intricacies involved in putting a cosplay together but I know what I like. I’ve even dabbled in cosplay myself as Hollow Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach.
So, what I’ll be doing is highlighting favourite cosplayers of mine or just even cosplays that I think are amazing. Sometimes I don’t even know who the character is or what series they’re from but as earlier stated, I know what I like.
I’m thinking of doing it weekly and just seeing how it goes from there. As always, I’m open to suggestion so if you think I should highlight a particular cosplayer that I may not have heard of, please drop me a line: cristian (at) japandaman.com
Thanks for your time 🙂
The weekend that just passed saw the commencement of the convention season for 2015 with Supanova rolling into Melbourne. Melbourne is the first of many stops for the Supanova train. Always attracting many Supa Star guests, this year was no different. From Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, George Takei from Star Trek, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy and Angel, Jason David Frank from Power Rangers and loads more!
A convention of this calibre is always a great spot for cosplayers to converge and show off what they’ve been working on, sometimes up to months before the actual event. They come from all over Australia to meet up and arrange photoshoots and make new friends. Here’s a photo album from the IJM Facebook page.
Japandaman was on site doing his duties for TV show It’s Japan, Man! along with co-host, the always kawaii Neko. This year IJM decided to put together a little cosplayer highlights video so even if you couldn’t make it, this video will give you an idea of the fun that went down.
Hope you’ve had a look at the photo gallery above, now here’s the It’s Japan, Man! cosplay video highlight reel.
AnimeJapan is easily one of the largest cons in Japan revolving around anime/manga which is held at the Tokyo Big Sight. The event recently wrapped up on the March 21 & 22 weekend which were the two public days.
The event attracts TV stations, anime developers, game developers, various merchandise manufacturers plus loads more related companies. As with all these events, the company booths employ cosplayers to act as booth babes and hand out flyers, pamphlets and free swag.
This article was published on Crunchyroll with the pics being taken by Ransui Sato.
Makuhari Messe was host to Winter Wonder Festival recently. WonFes, to give it its shorter name, is a garage kit and model expo which draws huge numbers and more specifically, cosplayers all dressed up showing off their favourite anime or gaming characters. Here are some pics below which Rocket News managed to grab of the event.