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Kira Winter
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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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Douliu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
NinDKSketch Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wanted to say that I love your works and I think you are amazing! Stay amazing and have a great day! Heart 
The-Terminal-Show Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I am not familiar with a lot of the shows/animes that some of the cosplays are- but even just from a photography and lighting perspective your work is so excellent! There are so many cosplays but few stand out, it's all how they are presented. Very beautiful! And talented cosplayers as well of course.

On a non-cos related topic, I don't know if you even have time but I will ask...
I have been studying Mandarin for about a month now and I'm enjoying learning it immensely, but my question to you as someone that speaks multiple languages is what was your method to efficiently and properly learn Chinese? (I am assuming you did not already know.)
I play the popular MMO 剑灵 as one way to immerse myself listening and reading as best I can. On top of studying from what good resources I can find and dictionary app for the phone. I guess I'm just trying to find and include more and more ways of learning.

Thank you very much for your time (if you have it) to read this!
tordavis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your work!  I will be submitting a few things.
emmiexjane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just wanted to say i've used a bunch of your beautiful plant stock for some textures i'll credit ofc and i'll showcase them when i upload them and link you <3
Xandimus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   General Artist
great pics ^-^
KemikLy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Your "Jian Wang San" work is so beautiful!
Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
"Jian Wang San" is exceptionally beautiful, great work! 
Tiiria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Digital Artist
o: Awesome work!
GammaWolfman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I saw the Sardinia cosplay how were you able to get that angle for the photo
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning gallery, your photos are amazing!
GreatTimeForTEA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nice gallery, love it all. Come to my profile pleas ;) 
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
: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 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Last photo was kickass!! You used a chair, right? 
kirawinter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, yes, and it was a 3 chairs xD
beethy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
haha awesome!! :D
BuchimoFarm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Artist
Your cosplays are amazing, I espeically love your Ciel Phantomhive and Vocaloid cosplays!
Zentaiflickr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Mikacosplay Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your photography!
FourBadQuans Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY~!!! :iconbirthdaycakeplz:...i'm so sorry i'm late :iconcryforeverplz:
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