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Kira Winter
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
People's Republic of China

My name is Kira, I am cosplay photographer. Few years ago I also was a cosplayer, but now I only take photos.

I am Ukrainian, living in China. So you can talk with me in Ukrainian, Russian, English or Chinese. I am in :heart: with cosplay for more than 10 years, and most of all I love Chinese cosplay.

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Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top New Issues

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:41 PM

Ok, its already passed more than 3 months after my last journal entry, so I want to post more news about cosplay magazine and YOUR photos :3
I am gladly represent Chinese cosplay magazine "COSTOP", its very well-known at Southern China, have a lot of awesome photos and usefull stuff, but, sorry, Chinese only :( You can buy it online from taobao store, well because magazine dont have any English translation we are not sure that foreign readers will be interested on only-Chinese texts TAT But maybe we will do something about it...

So, back to the deal. Magazine want to made spotlight for non Chinese cosplayers and publish photoshoots in each issue. If you have interest in publishing your photos in magazine, you can send me photos via e-mail (please, write "Cos Top Magazine" as topic of your email).

Also looking through your awesome photos, we are happy to receive interview from cosplayers, crafters, photographers, everyone who have passion to cosplay, and can tell us more about cosplay in their country.

What kind of photos magazine need

1. Please, first send small photos as preview (around 600x800 px), magazine editors will look through photos and I will contact you back, if your photos will be chosen.  After that I will ask you for the big resolution photos (best is not smaller than 2574x3875 , small photos is bad for printing as you know.) So, please dont send photos that you dont have in a big resolution.
2. It must be COSPLAY photo, not original creation. No offensive, pornographic, unlawful, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful content.
3. Please write names of anime/game/manga etc and characters in your e-mail. Name of cosplayers, photographer, MUA, seamstress (everyone who you want to credit) and which country are you from.
After publishing magazine will be sent to you.
4. Please add photos to your e-mail, or DA links. Facebook, twitter and a lot of other web pages are blockes in China, so when you send links on webpages with photos, sometimes we dont have any chance to look on it content.
5. If you already sent me photos and dont receive any answer it means that your photos werent chosen. Pity, but I dont have enough time to answer everyone. Of course if you photos will be published you will get an instant answer. Dont be upset you can try another time with new photos. Magazine have only around 6-8 pages for foreign photos, so we cant publish as much as we want.

Few words about magazine

You can look on my previous entry to get more info, here I only want to tell few words about last 3 issues. (Number 23-25). Here are the covers...

We had two foreign interviews. One of :iconcalssara: who are one of the cutest cosplayers, I saw on DA <3

Another one with Germany cosplay photographer :iconthedevil-photography: (you can learn a lot ;)

And a lot of photos...





And tutorials! (But only Chinese, yeah...)

Have questions feel free to ask in comments.
And if  you are interested don't be shy to send photos ^^


  • Listening to: Van Canto
  • Watching: SAO

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Xandamus Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great pics ^-^
KemikLy Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! I wanted to congratulate you on your DD for
Jian Wang San - Nan Huang Qi Xiu. It's well-deserved; nice work! ^_^
Photosynthesis-Cat Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love your photos! The way you use fabric, water, and light to enhance the subject is amazing! 
ImagineTears Apr 8, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Your "Jian Wang San" work is so beautiful!
"Jian Wang San" is exceptionally beautiful, great work! 
Tiiria Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
o: Awesome work!
I saw the Sardinia cosplay how were you able to get that angle for the photo
Dagger-13 Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning gallery, your photos are amazing!
GreatTimeForTEA Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nice gallery, love it all. Come to my profile pleas ;) 
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
beethy Apr 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Last photo was kickass!! You used a chair, right? 
kirawinter Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, yes, and it was a 3 chairs xD
beethy Apr 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
haha awesome!! :D
BuchimoFarm Feb 22, 2014  Student Artist
Your cosplays are amazing, I espeically love your Ciel Phantomhive and Vocaloid cosplays!
Mikacosplay Jan 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Hey you:P (Lick)
I wanted to tell you that I featured one of your picture in my last Ghibli cosplay Journal! You can go see by yourselves! Heart
Thanks for your gorgeous pictures!!

Mika xxx :D (Big Grin)
TornIntegral Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I recently wrote an article in journal form about the link between art and music, in which I used a cosplay photo of yours. I properly linked back to the artwork and to your profile giving you proper credit. 

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EvangelineMakikiyam Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your photography!
IrkenNinjaQuan Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of camera do you use? I'm on a hunt for one that works well in all kinds of lighting, especially dark scenes, much like your "Christmas Angel" photo of Menjia.

flowerpower138 Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY~!!! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:...i'm so sorry i'm late :iconcryforeverplz:
vivianflowright Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kirawinter, I must say: I LOVE YOUR WORK. Greetings from Brazil, you sure can say that you have (cosplayers) fans in here!
Silverwing26 Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
hirolu Oct 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Happy birthday!! :party::party::party:
Hope things go well on your special day! :ahoy:
DrDavidS Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!
DrDavidS Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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