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Cohaku Christmas Cosplay Contest 2017 – Publikumspreis

Shiko Cosplay is the winner of public choice in Cohaku’s Christmas Cosplay Contest 2017!

When did you start cosplaying and what is your best memory so far?

I came into contact with cosplay in 2013 through some friends for the first time. They took me to a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival and we wore homemade kimonos. Then I made many unforgettable memories. I will never forget our channel, the many conventions and all the people we’ve met. But one of the best memories I’ve collected over the years actually did not start so well. I posted a picture in a LoL Cosplay group. I received a lot of mean comments and people said I shouldn’t cosplay with my body type. The comments were nasty and made me really sad. But then many other cosplayers came forward and encouraged me. They spoke to me and helped me deal with the nasty comments. This has shown me that despite the whole Hate on the Internet everybody still sticks together – and I was really happy.

What is your most favorite Material/Fabric?

I do not prefer any certain material or fabric. I love to play with different materials and try out new things. I think that’s the great thing about cosplay. You can make something great out of everything.

Do you have a tipp how you can create something beautiful on a budget?

You can always negotiate prices of fabric scraps in fabric shops or markets. I often use curtains, tablecloths or bed linen. But before you buy something new, you should first search your own fund of materials if you have something suitable.
Cosplay groups can always be of great help. Many have leftovers, but no recovery for it. Therefore you can save a lot there.

Cosplayer: Shiko Cosplay as Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Photographer: Koro Cosplay

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Cohaku Christmas Cosplay-Contest 2017

Like last year  we’d like to start a little contest to celebrate the cold season:

The “Cohaku Christmas Cosplay Contest 2017”

In order to participate you just have to send us your photo via Facebook or mail. This year we would love to see your cosplays about:

COSPLAY ON A BUDGET
Have you ever suprised yourself with a cosplay although you had a tight budget or recycled materials?

The Contests starts today (20th November 2017). Closing date for entry will be 15th December 2017, 11:59 pm.

We will upload all participating photos on 16th december 2017 in a Facebook album. You can vote for your favorite photo from 16th December until 22nd December 2017.

  • Editor’s favourite: We choose our favourite photo.
  • The Winner of public choice: Here you can help deciding the winner! Vote for your favorites in the facebook album!

Of course, there is also something to win!

Both winners will be featured in a special post and a short interview on our social media channels (Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Important!
By sending your photo you enter the competition. You confirm that we are allowed share the photo on our Social Media channels. (We’ll only share it in connection with this contest).
Please ask your photographer/model if it is ok that you post the photo on Facebook.
Only one entry is permitted per participant. Please read our terms and conditions.

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Die neue englische Ausgabe ist da!

Finally!
We are so so happy to announce that Cohaku Vol. 4 (English) is now available!
You can get your copy in our Shop.

A few months ago we asked you to participate in a poll to decide which articles you wanted us to translate from our previous German issues. Your opinion matters to us. Consequently you can find the most popular articles of our poll in this issue of Cohaku magazine.

Here’s the table of contents:

– Sewing & textiles –

The ABC of Sewing Machine Feet – Part 1 – by Fideralla
The ABC of Interlinings – by Socken Cosplay
Working with leather – by Pasta Cosplay
Making your own Floral Decorations – by Layla

– Costume presentation –

Making your own Buzzcut-Wig – by bakka cosplay – transformation artist
Stubble for Everyone – by Mietteamalie
Perfectly styled High Ponytails – by chiisaisaku

– Handicrafts –

Weathering Techniques – by bakka cosplay – transformation artist
Making your own Muscle Suit – by EyeofSauron Designs
Working With Worbla’s Black Art – by Kamui Cosplay
Working with the “Arduino” System – by Strongarm

– Community –

An Interview with Liui
Coffee, black – Cohaku Photoset – by Sorairo-Days and B1NH Photography

– Photography –

Photographer’s Feature: Pugoffka
Using Natural Light in Photography – by Von Nao

Do you like our new cover design? 
On the cover is awesome Liui as Spark (Pokémon Go).
The photo was taken by Joseph Conrad Impas.

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(English) Cohaku #04 – Content Poll

Being a magazine from cosplayers for cosplayers your opinion matters a lot to us! The next English issue is already in the making but this time we want you to decide which articles you would like to read in the next issue. We have already settled for a variety of exciting and surprising tutorials and interviews, however, since the space in each issue is limited; we would like you to pick your favourites from these highlights!

Just take part in our poll and choose your two favourite articles from each category!

 

We hope you are as excited as we are for our next international Issue!

 

 

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Cohaku Christmas Cosplay-Contest 2016

Cohaku Christmas Cosplay Contest

Some of you might have already created stunning Cosplays that fit perfectly into the cold season. Together with you we’d like to start a little contest to celebrate the cold season:

The “Cohaku Christmas Cosplay Contest 2016”

In order to participate you just have to send us your photo. This year we would love too see your cosplays about:

CHILDHOOD HEROS

The Contests starts today (218h November 2016). Closing date for entry will be 15th December 2016, 11:59 pm.

We will upload all participating photos on 16th december 2016 in a Facebook album. You can vote for your favorite photo from 16th December until 22nd December 2016.

  • Editor’s favourite: We choose our favourite photo.
  • The Winner of public choice: Here you can help deciding the winner! Vote for your favorites in the facebook album!

Of course, there is also something to win!

Both winners will be featured in a special post and a short interview on our social media channels (Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Important!
By sending your photo you enter the competition. You confirm that we are allowed share the photo on our Social Media channels. (We’ll only share it in connection with this contest).
Please ask your photographer/model if it is ok that you post the photo on Facebook.
Only one entry is permitted per participant. Please read our terms and conditions.

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Cosplay-Vielfalt auf der MCM Oktober 2016

We’re back from MCM in London. In addition to all the magnificent cosplayers you could see (and meet) in and around MCM of course there were the Cosplay contests to attend and in one hall you could even ride a rollercoaster.  Like many visitors we also went shopping to our heart’s delight and absolute displeasure of our wallets.

Regarding shopping: This year there was a first! coscraft had all English issues of Cohaku for sale at their booth.

For us the highlight of the convention was the diversity of cosplays and cosplayers from all over the globe. Maybe, but just maybe, our team has brought one or the other surprise back from London to fill future issues with.

 

Pictures by: VonNao

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Cohaku Ausgabe 10

ATTENTION international readers of Cohaku!
Further information about Cohaku Vol. #02 in ENGLISH can be found here.

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Get your own copy here.

The delivery time will depend on the destination. We are delivering via Priority Air Mail from Germany.