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Chinese Cosplay Magazine Cos Top

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:14 AM


I have some news for cosplayers (and cosplay photographers, of course).
There is Chinese cosplay magazine "Cos Top", you can look on website (sorry Chinese only) costop.com/ Its very well-known at Southern China and have a lot of nice things inside :3
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 kira-winter@hotmail.com (please, write "Cos Top Magazine" as topic of your email).

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.


Few words about magazine




Just to made you know what kind of magazine is it.
There are already 22 issue are published. This is only covers of last few :3





There are a lot of nice photos. A LOT. Biggest part is Chinese cosplay.





You can find interview with world-known cosplayers. As example this one about Kaname (Chinese, of course…)





And posters ( :iconyuegene: )





Some useful info about creating cosplay stuff and make up.





And, of course, photos of foreign cosplayers.


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

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:iconshawn2death:
shawn2death Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi kirawinter.
May I know where can I buy these magazine?
Thank you!
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:iconfiathriel:
fiathriel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is such a lovely magazine, what's the actual cost for an issue?
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Around 28 RMB (5,5 USD), but I think send it from China will be more expensive than magazine itself.
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:iconsakurablizzard:
SakuraBlizzard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So they are accepting foreign photos all year around now?
I would like to send some picutres of my cosplays when I can. :D

Also the links don't seem to work for me to get to the website. D':

Thanks. :D
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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Photographer
я еще с таким вопросом.. в течении какого времени рассматриваются фото и приходит ли ответ в случае отказа?
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:iconoksanausatuk:
OksanaUsatuk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Тоже попытаю удачу)
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:iconlmonetti:
LmonettI Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now I wish i have a foreigner face, but im a total chinese-________- but anyways, thanx for this link! I havent paid attention to these cosplay magazines ever since i left Shanghai^_^
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:iconwitchiko:
Witchiko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I sent photos now >.<
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:iconfold39crane:
Fold39Crane Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I probably should have read through the comments thoroughly ^^ Don't need to answer the deadline question! ^^ Haha.
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:iconfold39crane:
Fold39Crane Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of curiosity, how long would you be taking the photos i.e. deadline?
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:iconhairokabrera:
HairoKabrera Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
very cool!!!
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:iconjack-dan:
Jack-Dan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*-*
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:iconbanditying:
BanditYinG Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Cool magazine :D
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:iconxipix:
xipix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where could I buy these magazines? I'm an exchange student in south China right now (Foshan, Guangdong), and I'm at school most of the time, so I don't really know a lot about where to buy what.
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You can go and ask for this magazine at tha places where they sell manga in your city. Or buy it online, this is link on magazine official store [link]
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:iconxipix:
xipix Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconsilverphoenix07:
silverphoenix07 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoaaaaa~ so pretty cosplays!
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconcatnipkitty99:
Catnipkitty99 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh stupid computer I meant to put a happy face......
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:iconcatnipkitty99:
Catnipkitty99 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If they had a cosplay magazine in the usa, I would buy it in a second:(
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
We were discussing question about selling it on ebay, but magazine is all Chinese, so we not sure is it have any sense ><
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:iconcatnipkitty99:
Catnipkitty99 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah true....I just whish they had a cosplay magazine at least transtlated into english for people in the usa
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:iconhitomi-cosplay:
Hitomi-Cosplay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
there is a deadline to send the photos?
and I loved this magazine, it seems to be so good and with awesome photos and cosplays lol
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There are no deadline. If you will not make it for the 23 issue, you can do it for the next one.
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:icondizzymonogatari:
dizzymonogatari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so it means from issue 22 and the following .. they will feature non chinese cosplays?? :)) that would be awesome..
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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
а фото размером 2500x1667 маловаты?
я наверно ошибаюсь, но многие фотографы либо не обрабатывают полноразмерки, уменьшая их, либо не отдают настолько большие как 2574x3875 (
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Маловаты, но в принципе я думаю, пойдут. (Был случай когда мы растянули фотки с 1000 по меньшей стороне, но это был критический случай).
Я всегда делаю фуллы 5200х3500, на случай чтобы потом срочно со слезами на глазах за одну ночь не делать все заново, хотя мой ноут от этого не в восторге.
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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Photographer
а я почему то не люблю работать с фулами ^^ теперь учту )
спасибо за ответ!
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:icononkami:
onkami Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
я кстати обычно все делаю в full resolution.

Последнее время вообще на идеальные волосы морочусь, хотя они пока не суперидеальны ))

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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Photographer
я теперь тоже попробую с фулами , я просто не люблю когда сильно приходится уменьшать, чтобы увидеть фото целиком ^^;
но это мои личные "тараканы" XD и с каллажами так и с рисунками )
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:iconmarira:
Marira Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the advice!!! I'll send you some of my photo-work with cosplayers ^_^
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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:iconalexia-muller:
Alexia-Muller Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
оооо
хотеть :3
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:3
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:iconmikusupercell:
MikuSupercell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Hi! I will send some photos about my cosplays ^__^
I hope you like them >w<
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, thank you!
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:iconkaito-len:
kaito-len Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as my next cosplay is ready I'll give it a try! \ó/
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^_^
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:icondizzymonogatari:
dizzymonogatari Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is there a limit on how many we can send?? how about heavy manipulated photos?? can we also send them??
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No limit, also you can use photo edition/manipulation as much as you like.
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:iconthedevil-photography:
theDevil-photography Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
I'll give it a shot, too ^_^
just one question: in the first email with the previewphotos - should I post the information about cosplayer, series, etc. in there or just in the mail with the full-size-photos?
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Best to write info about series and characters, because maybe we dont know how this character should look, so we need some info to research :3
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:iconjuriascarlet:
JuriaScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Can we add the photographer's/cosplayer's deviantart link in the mail? :33
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes,, if you want :3
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:iconjuriascarlet:
JuriaScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I added them >u<
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:iconwitchiko:
Witchiko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll send some photos >.<
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:3
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:iconansuchi:
Ansuchi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How many photos should we send? Or should it be more photos of only one costume or several costumes?
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:iconkirawinter:
kirawinter Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You can send photos of so many costumes as you want. Best to send 3-5 photos of each costume.
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:iconansuchi:
Ansuchi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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