Japanese Guy Absolutely Nails Anime Girl Cosplay, from Evangelion to Sailor Moon

Meet Rei, a talented Japanese cosplayer. His fantastic makeup skill and costumes are great attention-grabbing in their own right, but they’re even more impressive when you take into account that even though Rei largely focuses on cosplaying popular female characters from video games and anime, Rei is actually a man. More: Twitter, Youtube h/t: grapee It may be bit hard to believe at first glance...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/11/japanese-guy-absolutely-nails-anime-girl-cosplay-from-evangelion-to-sailor-moon/

Beautiful Bizarre: Weird and Wonderful Post-Mortem Fairy Tales by Mothmeister

Artistic duo Mothmeister have created a place they call “Wounderland”. It is a land in which grotesque creatures, in fascinating yet disturbing masks, stare out from barren wastelands, usually accompanied by mounted and stuffed animals. Unconventional and enchanting, the fairytale world of Mothmeister is at once reminiscent of a bygone age, while subtly criticising today’s ever-present ‘selfie’...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/10/beautiful-bizarre-weird-and-wonderful-post-mortem-fairy-tales-by-mothmeister/

Japanese Artist Crafts Awesome Cyberpunk Demon Masks

Japanese Twitter user Shuka is a stop motion animator and “mecha designer” who specializes in crafting cyberpunk-themed items and accessories. The talented artist has recently gained some attention on Twitter for designing an awesome cyberpunk-themed Japanese demon mask! More: Twitter, Shop h/t: grapee The cyberpunk creation is a twist on traditional Japanese demon (oni) masks featured in Noh...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/10/japanese-artist-crafts-awesome-cyberpunk-demon-masks/

The Japanese Cat with Over 100 Cosplay Costumes

Nausicaä, The Catbus and Super Mario are just some of the characters in this feline’s impressive collection. Cosplay culture is so big in Japan it isn’t just reserved for humans anymore — these days, animals like cats, dogs, and even squirrels have been known to dress up in costume and pose for the cameras like a teenager on the streets of Harajuku. Now a 13-year-old feline called Chocola is...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/09/the-japanese-cat-with-over-100-cosplay-costumes/

Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966

The 24th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Tricon, was held 1-5 September 1966 at the Sheraton-Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Officially, the convention was hosted by three cities in the region: Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, – hence the name “Tricon”. h/t: vintag.es The three co-chairmen of that Worldcon each represented their city’s fandom; they were Ben Jason of Cleveland...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/06/science-fiction-fantasy-costume-contestants-posing-at-the-24th-world-science-fiction-convention-in-cleveland-1966/

35 Vintage Cosplay Photographs Reveal How Awesome We Used To Be In The 1970s

Science fiction and fantasy cosplay has changed a lot in the last 40 years. Back in the late 1970s, there weren’t very many rules, if any. And there certainly was nothing like a separate costuming fandom. There were also an awful lot of naked people, making authentic Edgar Rice Burroughs characters fairly popular subjects. Here are a few choice examples of 1970s cosplay. h/t: vintag.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/35-vintage-cosplay-photographs-reveal-how-awesome-we-used-to-be-in-the-1970s/

40 Jaw-Dropping Cosplays At Comic Con New York 2019 By Photographer Ali Reza Malik

Mario, Borderlands-Style Cell Shaded Comic Con New York 2019 has passed, but cosplay never stops. Pictures of cosplayers in their favorite superhero (or supervillain) attire from this year’s NYCC are still surfacing on the Internet. Ali Reza Malik, a Brooklyn-based photographer, is the artist behind a handful of iconic cosplay photographs from this year’s Comic Con New York. Ali’s work focuses...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/40-jaw-dropping-cosplays-at-comic-con-new-york-2019-by-photographer-ali-reza-malik/

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! Hundreds Descend On Central London For World Zombie Day Walk Through The Capital

ksinclair86 Headless corpses, missing limbs and rotting flesh were just some of the ghoulish sights seen on London streets for an annual zombie march through the city. Hoards of people stepped out in their best un-dead garbs to traipse through the capital for London’s 12th World Zombie Day event. According to it’s website, the march aimed ‘to “bite back”.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/be-afraid-be-very-afraid-hundreds-descend-on-central-london-for-world-zombie-day-walk-through-the-capital/

Japanese Nerd And Fetish Brand Releases Gakuran School Uniform Swimsuit

Japanese fetish and design brand School Fiction has been leading the way with a fashion lineup of “sexy” swimsuits with the aesthetic of traditional Japanese school uniforms. The latest in their series takes another classic Japanese school uniform, the gakuran, and transforms it into a stylish and very convincing swimsuit. More: Selfer (jp) h/t: grapee The gakuran is a stand-up collar...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/09/japanese-nerd-and-fetish-brand-releases-gakuran-school-uniform-swimsuit/

This Guy Was Bullied In School For Being Gay, Now His Cosplay Is Taking Over Instagram

Jonathan Stryker is a cosplayer from Miami, Florida whose incredible cosplaying skills will put everyone to shame. He gained most of his media attention by dressing up as Disney princes and Johny Depp characters for 10 days. More: Instagram h/t: demilked Stryker has been cosplaying for 10 years now, and it’s definitely more than a hobby for him, he creates every single costume himself...


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/09/this-guy-was-bullied-in-school-for-being-gay-now-his-cosplay-is-taking-over-instagram/