When you do Cosplay, which cosmetics do you use? I guess most of them use your daily cosmetics. When you need extra or special make-up, you buy them accordingly.
Shu Uemura which is a famous Japanese cosmetic brand and Takashi Murakami who is a contemporary Japanese artist have collaborated to produce cosmetics which is called ‘6 Heart Princess (6HP)’.
You can enjoy the anime although first a few seconds are only in Japanese.
Here is the cosmetics based on the animation.
The theme of the 6HP is ‘Transformation’. The icon is illustrated by Pink and Black which means woman have 2 faces. Shu Uemura cosmetics try to express the theme by Anime and Cosplay which is from Japanese culture. The Christmas cosmetic box contains cleansing oil, make-up base, color cream, eyelash, jelly pencil, palet kit, mini hair brush and make-up box. The price of the item will be 1,470 – 27,300 JPY (15 – 278 USD).
Some Cosplayers have already done their cosplay at Comic Market Summer 2013. 6HP Comic Market 84
Can you imagine 40 Celsius degree with 90% humidity? How can you survive such a bad weather? We did!! It was extremely hot and humid during Comic Market Summer 2013. In Japan over 1,500 people went to hospital by ambulance because of the hot weather. Even in the surreal weather, Cosplayers, visitors, photographers and exhibitors survived!! I took more pictures usually, but I could not go out because I would almost be burned by the strong sun. That was the legendary event.
Here are duo (2 persons) cosplay pictures in World Cosplay Summit 2013. Japanese call it ‘Cosu sumi’ as a shorter version. I understand it’s a bit weird in English. As some of you may know, we like abbreviation.
As I announced a few weeks ago, here are the pictures I took at World Cosplay Summit 2013 in Nagoya. The event size has been increasing since the event starts. It means cosplayers are increasing all over the world. I feel so happy to see many cosplayers especially from outside of Japan. They come to Japan purely to attend the event with 10-15 hours flights which should be hectic. At the same time they are so excited to join and show their cosplays to Japanese Cosplay fans!
Comic Market Summer 2013 has finished. Finally I have got some time to sleep!!! To finish my products, Cosplay pictures, I reduced my sleeping time. It happens every time the event comes. I will need someone to help indeed.
Before I upload some Cosplay pics, I found an interesting articles which mentions about Cosplay shows in U.S.
The big difference between Cosplay in America and in Japan is US Cosplayers do cosplays for movies, games and US comics. Cosplayers who wear Japanese anime/manga costumes are not majority. On the other hand, Cosplayers in France I saw in some big events were Japanese anime/comic Cospalyers.
I joined World Cosplay Summit 2013 as Press staff of the event. The number of attendees and audiences have been expanding every year. Cospalyers from 24 countries attended the event and competed each other.
Here is the brochure for press.
As usual I took a lot of photos on the event. Since I am busy for preparing for Comic Market Summer 2013, I will upload the photos later. In the meantime, you can enjoy following links which Japanese media picked up the event.