The Second Edition of Cosplay – The Beginner’s Masterclass is longer, more detailed and has dozens of new pictures and illustrations!
Veteran cosplayers Miyuu Takahara and Kenji Weston team up experience and skills to give new and aspiring cosplayers the introductory guide they deserve.
Expertly composed, this book contains hundreds of images, many of which illustrate the advice, instruction and ideas discussed. Each cosplay topic and technique is explained lucidly, comprehensively and straightforwardly. All manner of costumes are closely examined: superheroes and supervillains, video game characters, and of course those from Japanese anime and manga culture.
Both authors tasked themselves with providing the newcomer with comprehension on every major aspect of cosplay. There is ample coverage on cosplay’s culture and history, methods of sourcing materials, planning out and making a costume, plus achieving good results in cosplay photography. Ways to acquire needed materials or items to suit all budgets and lifestyles is covered intensely, whilst the importance of managing both your budget and time is also noted.
Later in the book, we examine how to live on and thrive in conventions, detailing the best ways to have fun at cosplay events big and small. Ways of choosing your convention, the all-important con etiquette and rules, performing at cosplay masquerades, and much more is explained.
After this section concludes, the authors commence to discuss ideas on moving beyond the beginner stages by honing more than a few niche skills. In spite of everything, the book concludes with a large compendium of really helpful stores, communities and other resources perfect for cosplayers.
Hundreds of hours of research and collaboration were lavished upon this book. To write it, the authors drew on the spirit of commitment and passion that is at the very core of good cosplay. It is guaranteed to give newbies and beginners plus even experienced cosplayers the guidance and tips they wish to do well in this, the most epic of hobbies.
Cosplay enthusiasts never have to settle for poorly edited or amateurishly made guides ever again!
Praise for Cosplay – The Beginner’s Masterclass
“Cosplay – The Beginner’s Masterclass is a supremely tidy intro to the art of cosplaying: committed fans and nerds shouldn’t have to look any longer to get the start they need.” – Deviantart book previewer and cosplayer D. Cataya
“Will have to be called the Cosplay Bible…this book is for people of all Cosplay levels, from beginners to experts!” – Kelly Knight
“Not only does Takahara San provide an excellent guide into the art of Cosplay preparation, but the detailed guide to convention conduct and survival is a should read for anyone planning to attend any convention.” – Martin Steele