The Cosplay Journal Vol 3 – PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixThe third volume of The Cosplay Journal is available to pre-order now, bringing more ideas, insight, and interviews from the world of cosplay and costume making.

The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table periodical focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that not only can anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay, but also that we’re all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The Cosplay Journal’s mission is to dispel the myths about cosplay and cosplayers, as well as promoting cosplay as way into a new world and maybe even a new career.

There is no one way to be a cosplayer. Many mainstream media outlets choose to show only certain elements of cosplay, creating an idea that cosplayers have to be “traditionally attractive,” which has led many to believe that they can’t cosplay. This is, of course, not the case because the idea of traditional beauty is ridiculous and damaging to society as a whole and it really doesn’t matter, what matters is having fun in your costume. We believe that everyone is beautiful and so we showcase a whole rainbow of truly stunning, talented, diverse people of all shapes, sizes, races and genders.

This volume includes an interview with Critical Role artist, Kit Buss, talking about the amazing work she has done with Critical Role as well as her own project, Cloven. It’s also full of thought-provoking articles, ranging from race in cosplay, to the history of costuming, as well as looking at the many different crafts and skills you can use to bring your ideas to life, such as puppetry and embroidery, on top of all the amazing featured cosplayers and regular articles.

Editor & Head Writer: Holly Rose Swinyard
Head Photographer: Megan Amis
Editor In Chief: Ian Sharman

THE COSPLAY JOURNAL VOL 3 IS OUT ON MAY 6TH AND AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM THE LINKS BELOW NOW!

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 print issue on Amazon: Important Announcement

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixWe are currently requesting that our readers do not buy The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 from Amazon. The version they are selling is being printed by their in house print service and they have messed up the print job to a staggering degree and are currently refusing to fix it. Vol 2 is available from numerous other websites and retailers, linked to below, and those are all supplied by our regular printers, Lightning Source, who always do an excellent job of printing our books.
Hopefully this situation will be resolved soon, but until then we’re recommending that you don’t buy the book on Amazon. We’ll update you when and if this changes.
In the meantime, you can continue to purchase or download a copy of The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 from the following retailers:

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 – OUT NOW!

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixThe Cosplay Journal is a coffee table publication, focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We show that anyone from any walk of life can get involved in cosplay, and that we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art of costume making.

The second volume features “Craft Focus” articles on Sewing, Photography and Armour, as well as interviews with Vicky Magee, a prominent voice for disabled cosplayers; Hannah Alexander, a well-known cosplay designer; and Julie Morrisroe of Cosmic Workshop, who’s made cosplay crafting their career. We look behind the scenes of Competitive Cosplay in our opinion piece, explore the art of cosplay posing and look at ways to make your cosplay workspace more functional. All of this is accompanied by images of cosplayers from around the UK, showcasing the amazing skill and artistry within our community.

Edited by Holly Rose Swinyard and with photography by Megan Amis, The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 is out now and available to order and download from the links below now!

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 – PREORDER NOW!

The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 Cover FixThe Cosplay Journal is a coffee table publication, focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We show that anyone from any walk of life can get involved in cosplay, and that we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art of costume making.

The second volume features “Craft Focus” articles on Sewing, Photography and Armour, as well as interviews with Vicky Magee, a prominent voice for disabled cosplayers; Hannah Alexander, a well-known cosplay designer; and Julie Morrisroe of Cosmic Workshop, who’s made cosplay crafting their career. We look behind the scenes of Competitive Cosplay in our opinion piece, explore the art of cosplay posing and look at ways to make your cosplay workspace more functional. All of this is accompanied by images of cosplayers from around the UK, showcasing the amazing skill and artistry within our community.

Editor & Head Writer: Holly Rose Swinyard
Head Photographer: Megan Amis
Editor In Chief: Ian Sharman

To find out more you can visit The Cosplay Journal website here: thecosplayjournal.com

Released on the 5th of November, The Cosplay Journal Vol 2 is available to pre-order from the links below now.

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 1 – OUT NOW!

Untitled-1The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table publication, focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that not only can anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay, but also that we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The first volume features “Craft Focus” articles on Sewing, Armour Build and Make Up, as well as interviews with cosplayers who have taken their path with their hobby, some becoming professionals, some simply being the perfectionist amateur. We ask “Are Cosplay Guests Worth It?” in our opinion piece and give you a look into the everyday life of the cosplayer, getting inside their work and head space to show you the hard work that goes into these wonderful creations. All of this is accompanied by images of cosplayers from around the UK, showcasing the amazing skill and artistry that lives in this community.

Edited by Holly Rose Swinyard with stunning photography by Megan Amis, The Cosplay Journal is available to order and download from the links below now!

 

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The Cosplay Journal Vol 1 – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Untitled-1The Cosplay Journal is a coffee table journal, focusing on the Diversity and Craft of cosplay. We want to show that not only can anyone from any walk of life be involved in cosplay, but also that we are all capable of learning new skills, creating amazing things and bringing joy into our own and other people’s lives through the art form of costume making.

The first volume features “Craft Focus” articles on Sewing, Armour Build and Make Up, as well as interviews with cosplayers who have taken their path with their hobby, some becoming professionals, some simply being the perfectionist amateur. We ask “Are Cosplay Guests Worth It?” in our opinion piece and give you a look into the everyday life of the cosplayer, getting inside their work and head space to show you the hard work that goes into these wonderful creations. All of this is accompanied by images of cosplayers from around the UK, showcasing the amazing skill and artistry that lives in this community.

Editor & Head Writer: Holly Rose Swinyard
Head Photographer: Megan Amis
Editor In Chief: Ian Sharman

To find out more you can visit The Cosplay Journal website here: thecosplayjournal.com

Released on the 11th of June, The Cosplay Journal Vol 1 is available to pre-order from the links below now.

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