It would be a gross understatement to say that I do not enjoy Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. The viral winter anime turns my stomach with its nauseating mix of saccharine anime tropes and raunchy fan service. And, on top of that, somebody who is both dear to me and on my apartment’s lease will not shut up about it. So, to show him the error of his ways, I took my housemate to a Dragon Maid-themed maid cafe in New Jersey. Each Wednesday for 13 weeks, the anime streaming service Crunchyroll aired another Dragon Maid episode about an office worker who one day opened her door to a large, fiery dragon. Miraculously, the dragon transforms into a busty maid, whom the woman houses with some mixture of reluctance and curiosity. More of the dragon maid’s sexy-cute dragon-girl clan join them over time. It’s as if some Japanese ad agency engineered an entire show out of trending search terms on anime sites. “They’re size D, for Dragon!!!” the dragon Tohru exclaims in episode one after Miss Kobayashi gifts her a new shirt. GIF Dragon Maid I despise Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, but it’s been impossible to avoid. Anime READ FULL STORY…
I may not be super familiar with the “Hyperdimension Neptunia” RPG series (there are plenty of titles available for PS4, PS Vita and PC) but I sure can spot a truly good cosplay when I see one. So, who’s the awesome cosplayer that I have discovered this time then? Well, that would be no one less than Mikki Monster. You… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Here’s a cosplay team from Korea (AZA and ACROWN) who, instead of just making an Overwatch gallery, decided to shoot a little short movie about D.Va instead. Advertisement This is one of the best D.Va costumes I’ve seen, since it goes way beyond simply buying a suit, as it also involves making sure all the little details and accessories are represented. Basically, we’re looking at a living, breathing D.Va here. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
This replica of a Fallout 4 Tesla Rifle, by Wasteland Props, doesn’t just look like the real (well, you know) thing. It spins and “charges” like it as well. Advertisement Look at it go! For the record, the thing is to scale, measuring in at over 1m (40 inches) long. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
I am going to admit right away that it’s been a very long time since I played “League of legends“. However, to my defense I’ve been rather busy with other titles, work and whatnot. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help to notice one of THE best Katarina cosplays that I have ever seen before. Yes, I’m talking about Apotheosis (Art recruiter at… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
GIF Of all the weapons in Breath of the Wild, the Guardian gear must be the hardest for a prop-maker to recreate properly. Yet here we are, with a replica Guardian Sword, blue glow and all. Advertisement This full-scale replica built by Adafruit Industries, which is 34 inches long, was 3D printed and is full of tiny little LEDs to give it that sweet lighting effect. If you want to try and build one yourself, or just see how this one was made, Adafruit have a making-of guide on their site. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Late last year, in the real world, Megan Coffey was getting ready to graduate from South Florida with a Masters in Biology. On the internet, however, she was fast becoming one of the most recognisable cosplayers on the planet. We talk a lot about cosplay here on this site, and about stuff around cosplay, but not often enough do we have a good talk with cosplayers themselves. So I figured I’d kick off a new series where we get in touch with the people behind the images and just…shoot the shit. Megan, fast becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the community, is helping us get things started. Coffey has been cosplaying since 2013, when she had an artist’s booth at a convention that also happened to feature a lot of folks wandering around dressed up. This was her first exposure to cosplay, and it wasn’t long after getting home that, freshly-inspired, she started work on her first costume. In the years since she’s made over 50 outfits, which means she’s crafting at the insane rate of around one per month. Advertisement Advertisement “When it comes to READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
This Princess Zelda cosplay by LayzeMichelle gets better the closer you look. While the overall look is fantastic, the real killer here is in the details, like how all her accessories (even a Sheikah Slate!) are finished and coloured to match the game’s cel-shaded look. She even made the flowers, which took ten hours to paint, and the wig is an elaborate custom piece designed to match Zelda’s perfectly. Advertisement Advertisement You can see more of LayzaMichelle’s cosplay at her Deviantart page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
***NSFW!*** It feels pretty unreal to me (Robin Ek, TGG) that it’s been more than one year ago since I did my interview with Kay Bear (real name Kay Thomas). Well, time just flies by when you’re having fun right? 😉 Anyways, since I’m a huge fan of the “Final Fantasy” series I couldn’t help to notice that Kay Bear… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Where in the world is Palmer Lucky? He’s at Machi Asobi, an annual anime event held in Tokushima, cosplaying as Quiet. Advertisement And he’s actually wearing shoes. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
As you might remember, not so long ago I (Robin Ek, TGG) published a post about the Brazilian cosplayer Rizzy no Okuni. Well, if you read that post, then you would know that Rizzy agreed to do an interview with us =) So, here it is folks! Please enjoy 😉 Robin TGG I’m going to start off this interview by… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Here’s Lunar Crow as Ana’s Captain Amari skin from Overwatch. Advertisement Photos by D.I.S/C Photography In keeping with the Overwatch theme, she also does one hell of a Symmetra: Recommended Stories The Best Overwatch Cosplay NSFW Overwatch Cosplay Was The Star Of The Show The Best Cosplay From Blizzcon 2016 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
A lot of the best cosplay photos on this site come from conventions, but many of you will never have actually been to one. So here, let this guided tour of the grounds of the recent Katsucon by Felix Wong act as the next best thing. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hmmmmmmmmm. Advertisement This is some A++ Dark Souls cosplay by Durp0012. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!