The truth behind cosplay, reality is always cruel

The persons who like cosplay all love the feeling that cartoon characters come out from the comic world. So, so many coser will us photoshop to make herself/himself looks better even perfect, but their faces after all are real, reality is cruel, let’s see the truth behind the cosplay!

PS correct demonstration

This left photo let us feel cool,try to change the color is will be very beautiful,Similarity is quite high, But some Coser in order to let her/his cosplay beautiful, she/he will use photoshop to beautify it.

Believe that these photos can let everybody see PS is powerful, If is general family beauty use ps, maybe it’s insignificant, nobody knows, but if is a coser, and so many people have seen the the difference between reality and photographs…

I trust, they are all in order to be perfect and express their love for the role, So they love cosplay. For higher similarity….So they PS…

But the reality is really too cruel.:(

Why I love Cosplay?

Today not talk about cosplay, otherwise someone said to me that was for the purpose of profit, actually I really don’t know cosplay much, just recently interested in, and my work has a little contraction with this.

To be honest, maybe the topic about cosplay is more famous in Japan; Japanese abounds in anime, in this respect our Chinese have to admit that they are smarter than us. As we have already seen quite a lot of classic cartoons, such as Doraemon, Saint, Floral fairy, Tennis boy, older played a lot of animation games after, such as The King Of Fighter, Street Fighter (I prefer to the kind of game), how to say, when I see these childhood memory again, I really want to get back to that, how innocent and carefree was that time. Then how I had the vitality, our environment, which was like how harmonious than society of cruelty right now, but I like my present job, I also like cosplay.

As you all know, this earthquake disaster in Japan is quite serious, even threatening the peripheral national security. It was really unexpected to many Japanese people, they can really experience “2012 in the end of the world” that solemn and stirring scene, but they also may have gone. As a Chinese, as a college graduate, although I wouldn’t schaden freude, and I never let the Japanese feel what reposing, after all I am also an ordinary people, the earthquake of Sichuan, we also being helpless like now, just look at the news every day, what should we do is still there, no others, continuing to repeat everyday life.

Today the weather is very good, in the early morning I see the sunshine, but I find meditating at night compares to have more artistic conception. On the other hand, the rise of temperature, may be a good omen, also hope that the earth no longer has so many disasters, at least not so frequently. In fact not just Japan, there still has a lot of local people maybe are suffering, so May god be sentimentally attached to them once, slightly be fair.

Body printing cosplay

cosplayI have been so familiar to cosplay, but is fresh to body print cosplay .After hours researching, I have get much information about body print cosplay. Maybe body print is another form of cosplay.
First, I want to say something about “cosplay” I know. Cosplay (Japanese,コスプレ),is short for “costume play”. Cosplay is one of the art performances that people dress in costume like the characters the like. Generally speaking, those characters are from manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, and hentai and fantasy movies. Cosplay is costume play; the most important thing is costume!

As to “body printing cosplay”, body painting, is a form of body art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most a couple of weeks. Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting. Body painting is also referred to as temporary tattoo; large scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.

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The Cosplay Around the World

CosplayIn Japan, Cosplay is not limited to anime/manga, but in inclusion a staple of the quantity of other enjoyment companies which consist of science fiction and horror. In North America, the phrase Cosplay is reserved for anime/manga associated costuming.

Cosplay may properly be divided into two categories: essential cosplay and Masquerade. While essential cosplay only requires a make an effort to research like a specific character, both within of the halls of the convention or on stage, Masquerade is very much a whole lot more involved. When masquerading, Cosplayers make an effort to work since the character would. They typically have ready skits with memorized lines, as well as the whole lot more state-of-the-art masquerader’s can very easily ad-lib their character’s personality.

Later on Japanese anime/manga/doujinshi convention/festival started out to spray out and getting a whole lot more well-liked all much more than Asia, very first individuals attire as very much as acquire customer’s attention. subsequent it, a whole lot more as well as a whole lot more fans experienced bundled to Cosplay, it has gets an even more even within of the doujinshi groups.

Now not just designers attire up, visitor may properly start bringing their selected character outfit and suit on them in the direction of convention or festival, it has start the cosplay culture.
Even although Cosplay experienced spray out all much more compared to world, not just in Asia, now in US, UK, and elsewhere are really popular.

Cosplay and related things

cosplayCosplay costumes seem to be more important than cosplayers themselves. You must know that cosplay is a short of costume play and of course costumes are essential. People cosplay various characters from TV, films and etc.

The reality is that nobody can play the exact same characters. So after deciding what characters they will cosplay, here some things needed to be considered. Although cosplayers can’t look like exactly the characters, they can try to be similar. They can wear wigs, make up and etc. Before going for a cosplay, a cosplayer must study on the details about the plot.

Where you can get your cosplay costumes? s we know that there are too many characters that can be cosplayed and besides, different people go for different characters. No matter how professional and big a store or company would be, it can’t satisfy all the cosplayers. It must cost you a lot of time if you discover and go the real stores. The best way is that search and shop online. There are millions of costume dealers online. To find a cosplay costume is not a hard work for you if you shop online.

News:MCM Expo London 2011 cosplay

James Furnell, one of the organizers of the MCM Expo said, cosplay is more popular than ever.

In the past, kitting yourself out as your favorite fictional character was the preserve of fancy-dress competitions at sci-fi conventions, where the most breathtaking sight was someone with particularly convincing Spock ears.

These days, thanks to the growing popularity of Japanese manga and anime, things are bordering on professional. The man in the Iron Man armour made the whole thing himself and even installed a built-in fan to keep him cool.

Fans of anime and manga try their best to recreate the costumes of their favorite characters.

Funnel has been cosplaying for 11 years. He saw people dressing up as characters at manga conventions and decided to do it himself. Soon he was making ambitious costumes, including an enormous and highly detailed Optimus Prime from Transformers.  He is regarded as one of the best cosplayers in the country and is running today’s competition while wearing his own Thor costume.

Whilst cosplay may not be everyone’s cup of tea there is a vast amount of skill and attention to detail on display

‘The expo’s masquerade is one of the few which judges people properly on their costume and gives them something to aim for,’ he says. ‘People weren’t pushing themselves and over the past two years we’ve seen a real improvement in standards.’ Furnell enjoys the problem-solving aspect of cosplay. ‘Bringing something to life that’s only been designed as a 2D drawing or in CGI is really rewarding,’ he says.

For others, such as cosplay newcomer Jenny Rundle, 20, who is today dressed as Winry Rockbell from Japanese manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, the appeal is more social. ‘I’ve only been coming to these events for a year,’ she says, ‘but I’ve already made lots of new friends. When you see people dressed as characters from the sort of manga you like, you know you’ve got something in common straight away.’

Rundle isn’t allowed to take part in today’s competition as her outfit has been assembled from clothes she bought in high-street shops (except her scythe, which is made from a curtain pole and cardboard). However, she is planning to make her own in future.

The London MCM Expo takes place ahead of the EuroCosplay Championships in London in October

Dressing up as fantasy characters may not be everyone’s ideal way to spend a weekend but you cannot fail to be impressed by the enthusiasm and skill on display.

What is COSPLAY?


COSPLAY ,which is short for “costume play” is originated in Japan(there is another saying that cosplay is originated in United State).It is a type of performance art in which people wear costumes and accessories to represent their favorite character or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and Sci-Fi. Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa.



The persons who wear costume to represent character are called COSPLAYER,such as Huangshan, a famous Chinese cosplayer. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies it to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Cosplay Costume

The costume cosplayers wear we call cosplay costume .The object of cosplay is interpretation: one attempt to become one’s character much as a stage actor inhabits a role. Cosplay costumes are expected to adhere meticulously to the attire known to be worn by the character represented. Cosplay costumes are unlike this daily life clothing, they are made as the origin characters in anime or manga.

What does cosplay mean to you?

Just now, I saw a article “What does it mean to cosplay? Reflections on a weekend at Star Fest” by Thorin Klosowski .It appealed to me!

This below is taken from his article:

“People were decked out in all types of outfits, but no matter what you might think, their reasons weren’t always the same, nor were the results.
To the general observer, there are two different types of cosplayers: those who dress as a character and those who dress as a part of the universe. This doesn’t seem like much of a difference, and to most people looking in from the outside; it seems like adults dressing like kids on Halloween. But that difference is crucial, both in the way the cosplayers present themselves and how they view their cosplay costume. Two girls both dressed as videogame characters, both passionate about what they’re doing, but not obsessed. Why are they dressed up? Both pretty much gave the same response — “because I like the character design.” No deep-seated emotional problems and weirdness, just two people who enjoy the one to two weeks of preparation for a day out at a convention showing off their work.”

Yes, different style cosplayers present different by cosplay the same character for different objective. Now I understand, cosplay is not just only cosplay, it present you, isn’t it? Different cosplay costume present different results!

Troubls of A Cosplay Fan

^. ^ I’m so happy that I had a good time yesterday. I slept to the noon, then got up to clean up my bedroom. After I washed my dirty garments, I began to cook for myself. Everything went so smoothly that I am pleased to surf online. When I just planned to play a game, one of my friends complained that his mother asked him to study a major about economics in Japan. To tell the truth, I am surprised to the decision of his mother.

Firstly, I simply introduce my friend. He and I learned in a same grade and major in a same school, but in a different class. We often had public classes together, so we gradually knew each other. Before I knew more about him, I thought he is boy who is silent, having no more words. With the time flying, we became friends. I just knew he likes talking and he often talked cartoon with me. Even if I likes watching cartoon, I also knew little about what he told me at that time. He really loves cartoon, and often draws some cartoon characters in spare time. Those characters designed by him are really good and beautiful. Oh, I forget to tell one thing that our major have little connection with cartoon, what he can mostly study himself.

He is the one who let me really start to know cosplay. Cosplay is short for “costume play” and becomes a type of performance art now. Participants swear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are usually derived from popular fiction, animations or cartoons, even films. Favorite sources include anime, mange, comic books, tokusatsu, vedio games, tokusatsu, graphic novels, hentai and interesting movies. Any entity from virtual or real world which lends itself to dramatic interpretation can be regarded as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not usual to see sends switched, with females paying male roles.

Cosplay is very interesting for many cosplay fans. Some person who loves cosplay forms a team to do cosplay. Sometimes stage properties may buy from shops sale cosplay stuff. But they often make what they need themselves for they are unsatisfied with buying ones. My friend doesn’t take in cosplay now. He often goes to watch cosplay completions. There are big matches in many places every year. As long as he has time and enough money, he will go to see. He had ever told me that he wants to be a good cartoon maker in the future, so he persuaded his mother to let him go Japan, not France.

His mother originally planned to send him to France after shecame back from France. He went to learn French for a few months following his mother’s words. He found it’s so difficult for him to learn French and he didn’t know what he could do in France at all. He closed to talk with his mother after thinking deeply. His mother finally agreed with him, permitting him to learn Japanese. He felt so happy when we would graduate. He thought he could went to Japan to learn cartoon, so he started to plan his life in Japan. However, his mother requires him to learn economics now.

I can understand his troubles. Firstly, he doesn’t like this major. Secondly, he will encounter many difficulties in learning this major. What we studied in college isn’t linked to economics. In my view, he at least needs to study math if he really learn economics, nevertheless, he cannot make it. His math is worse than me.

He doesn’t how to choose at present. He knows whatever his mother does, she all wants him to be better, but he really doesn’t like economics. He still hopes he can make a cartoon which is popular around the world and some cosplay fans can play the roles in his cartoon.

The famous Naruto Cosplay

Everyone has his or her honey (I mean your another lover), how do you think of Naruto? I like it!
Naruto Uzumaki is a young boy who has the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed within him. Twelve years before the start of the series, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked the ninja village Konohagakure, slaughtering many people. In response, the leader of Konohagakure and its ninja military – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed his life to seal the demon inside Naruto when he was a newborn. Konohagakure, however, regarded Naruto as if he were the demon fox itself and mistreated him throughout most of his childhood. A decree made by the Third Hokage, who replaced the Fourth Hokage after his death, forbade anyone mention the attack of the demon fox to anyone else. This included Naruto, who was not aware of the demon inside of him.

Years later, Naruto is tricked by the renegade ninja Mizuki into stealing a forbidden scroll, but he is stopped by his teacher, Iruka Umino. When Iruka almost dies while protecting Naruto from Mizuki, Naruto uses a Jutsu he learned from the scroll that creates multiple clones of him, Shadow Clone Technique, to defeat Mizuki. This encounter leads Naruto to realize that he is the container of the demon fox.

The main story follows Naruto and his friends. Naruto befriends two comrades, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, who are assigned with him to form a three-person team named Team 7 under an experienced sensei named Kakashi Hatake. Like all the ninja teams from every village, Team 7 is charged with completing missions requested by villagers, such as doing chores or being bodyguards. During the course of their missions, Naruto befriends other characters that he meets throughout the series. Team 7 learns new abilities, get to know each other, and experience a coming-of-age journey as Naruto dreams of becoming the Hokage of Konohagakure.

After several missions, Kakashi allows Team 7 to participate into a ninja exam in which they can improve their ranks, and thus, take part in more difficult missions. During the exams, Orochimaru, a criminal at the top of Konohagakure’s most wanted list, attacks Konoha and kills the Third Hokage in an act of revenge. This forces one of the three legendary ninja, Jiraiya to search for his former teammate Tsunade, who has been nominated to become the Fifth Hokage. During the search, it is revealed that Orochimaru desires to acquire Sasuke Uchiha due to his powerful genetic heritage. Believing Orochimaru will be able to give him the strength needed to kill his brother Itachi, who destroyed his clan, Sasuke goes to him in search of power. Tsunade sends a group of ninja including Naruto to make Sasuke return to Konoha, but Naruto is unable to defeat him and bring him back to the village. Naruto does not give up on Sasuke, however, and he leaves Konoha to train for two-and-a-half years under Jiraiya’s tutelage in order to prepare himself for the next time he encounters Sasuke.

After the training period, a mysterious organization called Akatsuki attempts to capture the nine powerful tailed beasts including the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed inside of Naruto. Several ninjas from Konohagakure, including Team 7, fight against the Akatsuki members and search for their teammate Sasuke. Although they manage to save Gaara the host of the One-Tailed beast, Akatsuki is successful in capturing seven of the creatures. In the meantime, Sasuke betrays Orochimaru and faces Itachi to take revenge. Although Itachi dies in battle, Sasuke is later told by the Akatsuki founder Madara Uchiha that Itachi was ordered by Konohagakure’s leadership to destroy his clan. Saddened with this revelation, Sasuke joins forces with Akatsuki to destroy Konohagakure. Meanwhile, as several Akatsuki members are defeated by the Konohagakure ninja, their leader, Pain, invades the village to capture Naruto. However, Naruto defeats Pain’s multiple bodies and convinces the real one to leave Akatsuki.

With Pain leaving, Madara announces that he wants to obtain the all nine of the tailed beasts in order to perform an illusion powerful enough to control humanity. All of the leaders of the five ninja villages refuse to aid him, and instead, join forces to confront him.

That’s all; do you have had a summary understanding of Naruto? If you have some new thoughts on Naruto, let them out!