THE BEST OF: Kyubey

 Of course you can. Just make a contract with me. And become a Magical Girl. – Kyubey

A lot of cosplayers love to dress up as animals from anime and manga, the most common being pokemon. The great thing about animal-human cosplay is there is no human costume template to follow so everyone ends up taking a different approach to the character. One little evil kitten has become quite a popular character too, this is the best of Kyubey.

Check out more from these guys here:
tits–mcgee (Kelly) (Cosplay, Australia)
Lorenzo So (Photography, Australia)
Lau Mao (Cosplay, Italy)
zeropuntosedici photography (Photography, Italy)
KamiRenee (Cosplay, Denmark)
Mie Rose (Cosplay, Denmark)
Haych (Photography, Denmark)
Yuki Neko (Cosplay, Malaysia)

also, not one the best best but still damn funny…

Taken from: Hungary's Frying Pan on Tumblr
Taken from: Hungary’s Frying Pan on Tumblr

THE BEST OF: Mako Mori

Mako Mori – Gypsy Danger’s female pilot and general badass lady. There are many “looks” that can be Mori, below represent the best of the armour and the jumpsuit outfits, Mako’s most iconic from the film pacific rim. It would be great to see/ shoot a team Gypsy Danger cosplay, or young Mako.

See more from the cosplayers here:
eruha (Japan)
Exantis Kraestor (Singapore)
Josie (Taiwan)
Faye Ashley
Stella Chu (US)

& the photographers here:
Zhirong Fu
OnigiriWasabi
Mineralblu Photography

CosplayGen X Cristian Dîrstar

Cosplay Gen is the bible of cosplay, from interviews to tutorials, the magazine showcases the best of cosplay and gives you an insight into the minds of dedicated cosplayers – and best of all it is made by fans for fans.

Below are promo cards for issue 3, taking some of the best cosplays from the issue and mixing them up with illustrations by Cristian Dîrstar – it’s interesting to see cosplayers who dress as real life versions of drawn characters being drawn themselves, seems like a weird paradox but we love it.

See the full series here.

THE BEST OF: Hatsune Miku

Probably the most cosplayed character ever! This dynamic virtual pop star comes in so many interchangeable looks she’s the perfect cosplayer, buy a decent Hatsune wig and then change the rest according to if you want to be Christmas Miku, bunny Miku, racing Miku and everything in-between. Here are the best Hatsune Miku Cosplays out there.

THE BEST OF: Misa Amane, Death Note

Our favourite gothic lolita die hard Kira fangirl, Misa Amane combines cute and dark – she’s the perfect cosplay for those with edge, who don’t want to dress in pink wigs and bows. These are the best cosplays of Misa.

The Wild Places

Anna Fischer is a talented fashion photographer whose work has been published in The New York Times and The Wallstreet Journal just to name a few. However Anna’s Cosplay photography is probably what she is best known for, particularly her project ‘The Wild Places‘.

The Wild Places is a photo project taking top-tier cosplay talents on  a photo-odyssey across the untamed landscape of America.  I want to expand the scope of what cosplay photography can be. I think it’s time to go big. It’s time to break cosplay out of the photobooth, the pool deck, the hotel lobby. I want to take it to the desert, to the ocean, to the mountains. I want to take cosplay away from the tame spaces, and to the wild places.

– Anna Fischer

I LOVE this project, America provides great landscapes from deserts to dense forests. The only issue is money, cosplay photography isn’t that lucurative in the West. Anna Fischer tackled this problem with her Kickstarter project – The Wild Places. When Anna posted ‘The Wild Places‘ on Kickstarter she aimed to get $3,000 in donations, to date she has received over $26,000, and here’s why people want to fund this project:

I think this is a really strong project and set of images that give a breath of fresh air to the world of cosplay photography which is often repetitive and never leaves the convention grounds. I love seeing when new images are published and the next locations. It’s one to keep your eye on if you love cosplay or photography in general, you could always donate and get involved! See the project website here.