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Cohaku – Inhaltsindex aller Ausgaben

Cohaku Artikel-Index

Here you’ll find a table of all articles that have been published in the English version of Cohaku magazine. You can sort the table by name, issue and category. By clicking on an issue number you can directly visit our shop!

NameIssue No.Category
A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing1sewing & textiles
Cohaku textile guide - part 11sewing & textiles
How to make corsages and corsets1sewing & textiles
Technical basics of photography1photography
Special Effects Photography1photography
Upgrading Armors and Props With LEDs1handicrafts
Create your own breastplate out of Worbla’s Finest Art1handicrafts
An interview with Reika Arikawa1special
Man at Arms - Evolution of Cosplay1special
An interview with Calssara1special
Creating realistic wig hairlines1costume presentation
The basics of wig care1costume presentation
An introduction to cosplay makeup1costume presentation
Perfect crossplay makeup1costume presentation
All you need to know about contact lenses1costume presentation
Cohaku textile guide part 22sewing & textiles
How to make a petticoat2sewing & textiles
All about buttons and closures2sewing & textiles
Magical gradients on fabric2sewing & textiles
10 lid line styles for the optimal look2costume presentation
False eyelashes from A to Z2costume presentation
Backcombing wigs2costume presentation
DIY glass shoes2handicrafts
Crown crafting 1012handicrafts
Simple steps to the perfect epaulette2handicrafts
Using Worbla’s Transpa Art2handicrafts
Cosplay-photography with your smartphone2community
An interview with Courtoon2community
An interview with J.Hart Design2photography
About embroidery machines2special
Making a jumpsuit from A to Z3sewing & textiles
Cohaku textile guide part 33sewing & textiles
The best way to support a hood3sewing & textiles
How to make your own dreadlocks3costume presentation
Pop-art and Cel Shading make-up3costume presentation
10 cosplay hacks for sewing3costume presentation
Working with el-Wire3handicrafts
Working with urethane rubber3handicrafts
Using pepakura to make perfect props3handicrafts
Photography by night3photography
An Interview with Riddle’s Messy Wardrobe3community
What comic book artists, storyboarders and illustrators think about cosplay...3community
An Interview with Enji Night3community
Basics for airbrush use3special
The ABC of Sewing Machine Feet – Part 14sewing & textiles
The ABC of Interlinings4sewing & textiles
Working with real leather4sewing & textiles
Making your own Floral Decorations4sewing & textiles
Making your own Buzzcut-Wig4costume presentation
Stubble for Everyone4costume presentation
Perfectly styled High Ponytails4costume presentation
Weathering Techniques4handicrafts
Making your own Muscle Suit4handicrafts
Working With Worbla’s Black Art4handicrafts
Working with the “Arduino” System4handicrafts
An Interview with Liui Aquino4community
Coffee, black – Cohaku Photoset
Photographer’s Feature: Pugoffka4photography
Using Natural Light in Photography
Sailor Collar Step by Step5sewing & textiles
Felting Hats5sewing & textiles
Feathers 1 by 15sewing & textiles
Contouring - Correct Application5costume presentation
Well-Groomed Nails in Cosplay5costume presentation
Painting your Teeth5costume presentation
Clean Wig-Styling5costume presentation
Homemade Bald Caps5handicrafts
Everything about EVA-Foam5handicrafts
Making Chainmail Yourself5handicrafts
Constructing Props with Cardboard5handicrafts
Creating Luminous Body Jewelry5handicrafts
An Interview with Hannah Alexander5community
An Interview with Hee-Hee5community
Photoshoots with Birds of Prey5photography
Special Effects with Reflections5photography

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Cohaku #11 – Behind the scenes

In April we had our Cover shoot for German Cohaku Vol. 11 in Schwetzingen with our gorgeous Covermodels Kazenary, Super_minaco, Alathaia, Tsukihana Cosplay Artist and the talented Chikara as photographer!
The 11th issue is all about asian culture and asian inspired cosplays! So what could be better than cute girls in traditional dresses and cherry blossoms 😉 We chose the quirky and colorful design of the anime series Love Live!

To give you an impression of our shooting, we made a little behind the scenes-video while the wonderful Morin was taking the Making-of photos. Have fun!

To find all English issues that we are published so far, just klick this link. 🙂

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Die Cohaku gibt’s jetzt auch auf englisch!

The first German Cohaku was released in September of 2013. And now, in April of 2015, the first English issue of Cohaku magazine has finally arrived!

Like its German sister the English Cohaku is 162 pages strong and comes in a handy book format (look at the pictures down below). And these are the contents:

– A beginner’s guide to sewing by Anna „Artflower“ Schunk
– Cohaku textile guide – part 1 by Naraku Brock
– How to make corsages and corsetts by Naraku Brock
– Getting started in cosplay photography by Senta “Midgard” Gohr
– Basics of special effect photography by Benjamin Gauß
– Working with LEDs by Janine „Yumée“ Baumgart
– How to make a Worbla breastplate by Laura „Lightning“ Jansen
– Interview with international cosplayer Reika Arikawa
– Interview with international cosplayer Calssara
– Special feature: Man at Arms
– Creating realistic wig hairlines by Charmaine “Takeshi Cosplay” Herceg
– The A to Z of wig care by Sarah “Downpourin” Reichling
– Basics of cosplay makeup by Thao „Chikako“ Nguyen
– Basics of crossplay makeup by Florence “bakka-tschan” Heyer
– All about contact lenses by Sophia „Soffel“ Scheffler

Have fun reading the extracts! 🙂

If you want to order your copy, you can get it here in our online shop. We deliver worldwide. International shipping costs via priority air mail (outside Germany) are 3,50 € for 1 Cohaku to wherever you might be! So spread the word and have fun with the first English issue of Cohaku magazine!

Cohaku 01 - International Edition - Cover
Cohaku #01 - English - Cover
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Interview mit “Man At Arms” auf der Katsucon 2015

Last weekend the Cohaku-Team visited Katuscon in Washington D.C.! (It was a blast!)

At KatsuCon we had the opportunity to do an interview with the awesome Matt Stagmer and Ilya Alekseyev of Baltimore Knife & Sword. They are probably best known for their equally awesome YouTube series Man at Arms: Reforged. We talked with them about their extraordinary jobs and cosplay.

Man at Arms: Reforged is one of the many YouTube series of the popular channel AWE me. The team of Baltimore Knife & Sword regularly recreates weapons and armor from famous TV-series, anime, movies and games as authentically as possible. Usually their fans get to decide which weapon or armor they will make next.

Their previous ironwork includes Ryuko Matoi’s Scissor Blade from Kill la Kill, Link’s Fierce Deity Sword as well as He-Man’s Sword from Masters of the Universe.
As you can see, the only boundaries are set by your imagination!

To find out more about how Matt and Ilya got to their extraordinary jobs and what they think about Cosplay make sure to check out our interview!

Cohaku Interview with Matt and Ilya from "Man At Arms : Reforged" at Katsucon 2015

If you don’t know them yet, you should definitely pay them a visit on:


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Matt Stagmer and Ilya Alekseyev from Baltimore Knife & Sword and stars of Man at Arms: Reforged with Cohaku editor-in-chief Sina
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Impressionen vom Cosplay Day 2014 im “The Item Shop”

Here are some pictures of when we launched Cohaku #05 (german) at the wonderfull The Item Shop in Munich.

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König des Waldlandreichs

In the year 1954 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s magnum opus “The Lord of the Rings” came to see the light of day. Today, about 60 years later, the author is widely considered one of the founding fathers of modern fantasy literature and with his stories and characters not only inspired lots of bookworms, but illustrators, filmmakers, costume designers and – of course – cosplayers.

With the recent release of the third Hobbit movie “Battle of the five armies” another cinematic Tolkien trilogy comes to its epic conclusion.
With this picture gallery COHAKU pays tribute to a life’s work. Welcome to Middle-Earth!

This picture gallery was originally release in the Cohaku #05 (German issue)

Fotograf: Caroline „Pasta“ Häring | Model: Julia „Abyssinian“ O. | Thranduil (The Hobbit)
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Fotograf: Senta "Midgard" Gohr | Model: Gina "Amapolchen" Kühn | Sakura Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)
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