Cosplay Gen Is the Magazine We've Been Waiting For

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cosplay is big in the Philippines and it's so big that there's probably a cosplay contest or event somewhere in the country every week. Other countries have fallen in love with cosplay too and they're promoting it heavily, like this magazine from Europe that's hitting stands in May. They even built a website for it. Check out the full cover of issue #1 after the break.

Cosplay Gen Issue #1 features 72 pages of cosplayer profiles, tutorials and interviews. I'll be picking this up when it becomes available locally or probably pre-order online just to get the free copy of Otaku Magazine. Pre-ordering would set you back around 360.00PHP plus shipping I assume. But when you think about the free Otaku Magazine that goes with it it's definitely worth it.

Here's more info from

Cosplay Gen(eration), a project brought by the Otaku Magazine team, is an independent magazine (no ADS) focused on the worldwide promoting of cosplayers and of various Japanese fashion trends. The 72 pages of the magazine will include profiles featuring cosplayers from around the world and their amazing work; extended interviews; reviews from various cosplay events; articles centered on cosplay photography, cosplay trends, and Japanese fashion; tutorials; and also a beginner’s corner.

It’s a project born out of our love for cosplay and for Japanese contemporary fashion culture, and from the continuous need to bring these in the spotlight. We consider that a good project is always a useful one, regardless the many other existing similar means, and from this point of view there’s no such thing as “enough”. Therefore, in our attempt, we tried to collaborate with the best contributors and bring forth materials that would address to a very heterogeneous public interested in cosplay and Japanese fashion.

Bonus: The magazine will come with a double-sided A2 poster. For the first issue, the poster will feature AmenoKitarou’s Noctis Lucis Caelum cosplay, and the Steampunk Alice project by Cvy, Bandit Ying and Dan the Farmer.

Just click the image for a bigger version.

Posted by Jab Escutin
Source: Cosplay Gen