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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 kira-winter@hotmail.com (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...

Reika



:iconsemashke:



:iconastarohime:



:iconwitchiko:



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 ^^

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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.


:iconabessinier:





:iconmollymetaphora:





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

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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 22, 2012, 3:40 AM


ABOUT USING MY PHOTOS

A lot of people send me message to get permission to use my photos for something. Pity, I dont have enough time to answer everyone, so I want to write this entry with all possible answers.

First of all, my art is free to use for any UNPROFITABLE works. I took photos for free, I put a lot of efforts in my work, and I dont want other people use it for self-profit. If you want use photos to made profit, you NEED contact me first and get my written permission.

Before I saw people who sold things on ebay using my photos or even sold my photos. What can I say? I dont want to see it again. I am a lawyer and I am tired to see such a shameless behavior.

Also I hope that everyone will write names of cosplayer and me, and put links on us. As you can see I dont write copyrights on my photos, I dont want them destroy composition and feel of photos. But it doesnt mean that photos dont have any owner >_>

ART REFERENCES

I am always very happy when people using my photos as art references. So if you want to draw some of cosplayers, you can do as you wish, just dont forget to put links. Also cosplayer and me will be very happy, if you send us you art. I really love see artworks of other people, based on my photos, fact that someone can be inspired by my work to do another artwork made me so happy >///<

Want to show few awesome artworks  :heart: :heart: -->>>

last thing i'm believing in by goia91 asian rose by smilingnoface :thumb274139447: Miku Hatsune Cosplay Drawing by PhantomButler :thumb274615282:

MATERIALS FOR PRESENTATION, SCHOOL PROJECTS ETC

Feel free, if your work is for education, cultural issues, etc, you can use my photos. But only for UNPROFITABLE works.

USING FOR VIDEO, CG, WALLPAPERS, AVATARS

Also is free, just dont forget to put links. Send me your work also very welcome.

POSTING PHOTOS IN YOUR BLOG OR ANY OTHER WEB PAGE

You can post any photo you like, but please put link on my deviantart or face book page.

Thats all for today. If I forgot something or you feel that my description is hard to understand, feel free to ask using comments

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THIS PERSON IS A FAKE, I DONT USE WORLDCOSPLAY FOR UPLOADING PHOTOS

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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 25, 2011, 4:53 AM


A lot of people aks me to write some random entries about China and etc, so I try me best after I pass (or no -_-) my exams...
Now only one thing.

I CAN DO MAGIC


Ok, I think there are  al ot of people who want to know how this water magic was done

Dragon Age - Morrigan by kirawinter Morrigan - Dragon Age by kirawinter







I will made Christmas gift for you all and explain it C: Its not that hard as it seems.
When I write Kirana e-mail what she need to take for this shoot, it was something like "You need 1 pound of floor and 10 small balloons. No. 20 are better." So, how it was done? We put water in 2 balloons and Kirana stand still, Ten and Fei pop balloons with needles after mine "1,2,3!!!" and in that second I took photos. Easy and hard  at the same time.
I will give few advices. We tried to use stick with needle, but it was too lame. It made only a small hole and water pop out like...well...it wasnt cool at all. So much better do it with hands using some  strength. Also its really hard for model do not close eyes after that poping sound. So you need a lot of balloons.
This photo will help --->>>



So, I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year =v=







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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 15, 2011, 12:43 AM


THANK YOU 400000 HIT!!!


Its already that much views :iconawwwplz: Shame on me, lately I havent answered on comments, because results of my mid exams werent  impressive >_> So I am trying to put more time on Chinese learning to do my best on final exams at July, also I dont want to stop  taking photos...

Last 3 weeks I was depressed by few reasons, I havent upload anything, havent take photos. Well, it was so bad, that I even think that I never will want to do it again :iconmiseryplz: But than Fei :iconjunefeier: come to visit me and my friend, she was living with us for few days, and looking on her made me change my mind and stop my gloomy mood. She is so hard-working, she always carry her computer and tablet, and drawing, drawing till her back is hurt. And when I've asked her, she told that she draw every day and still thinks she isnt good (its not true, aaaaa!!!). Hearing this words made me realize that all that time I spend in misery is just wasting of time. Time that I can put in practice and made something really good. Maybe now I am still bad, really bad, but I need to keep going on... :iconherotimeplz:

And another happy news.

ALREADY 2 YEARS IN COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY!!!


Haha, last year was much productive than first one. If that time this tablet had 20 small windows, so now its THAT much xDDD Some of photos werent upload anywhere, some still in processing... Each photos represent one shoot. Well maybe I am not good enough, but I am work hard :icononionpinnochioplz: Its strange but I am already took more photos of Asian cosplay than European... But I am insecure about it. Well, I think I can write few words. At first I was almost scared of taking photos of Chinese cosplayers. I mean, I saw million photos of Asian cosplay before, but when I started took photos of it, well... It was hard. Cause our styles are sooo different. I am still very worried about it, because I want cosplayers like photos that I take for them, but our cultural background is so different, so all the time I am unsure am I doing photos right >_> But am also feel honored by fact  that I took photos of so many different people, and they all share my love for cosplay.

2 years of :heart:









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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 21, 2011, 8:31 AM


COSPLAY TOP 3


FIRST I NEED TO THANKS FOR 300000 HIT!!! WO-HOO! :boogie: I am really happy ;_;  Some people ask me why I answer on all comments. Well, first and only reason - I really appreciate that you all leave your opinions and  thoughts, and I think to answer, is the best way to show my gratitude. At least I can do that and  you can be sure that I REALLY read all comments, its really important for me =w= Sometimes it takes some time to answer on all comments and notes, but its just because I am have a lot of lessons and a lot of photoshoots...

So, about Cosplay Top 3. It was on the 12-13 of March, but I got feeling that it was at least 2 months ago >_>

On the first day, we got to the place with the help of pretty Sally :iconsallyyang: :hug: Btw, she made a really awesome Taiwan, I want to take photos as soon as possible =v=

Hetalia - Taiwan by kirawinter

Well, at the first day I was just fooling around. I mean, I take a really small amount of photos. I got some deals, so I've tried to resolve them. At least I saw karaoke-show. I really like two girls with Vocaloid song =3=



At least I took some photos of Men Jia :iconmenjia: Haha, its a west of time if you go look on cosplay and don't have any photos of Jia Ge :XD:



Well, there are were a lot of really good cosplay, if you want to see all my photos, you can go here ->

www.kirawinter.ru/photoalbumsh…

They also had cosplay performance first day, but I haven't see it   :|  I was hanging around, looking for cosplayers which I want to ask for photoshoot in future.

Just one to add one more photo of cute girl =3=



On the second day they had a most important part - competition among cosplay-groups. The winner will go in May to Hangzhou, to represent Chongqing in a very big contest.

First one was group of Tsubasa Chronicles with Men Jia  :iconmenjia: and Ryo :icon35ryo: as two Shao Rans. Pity I am suck at taking stage photos :(

Men Jia is running somewhere (AHHHH, I dont have any photos of her in this costume outside of the stage TAT)









There are were a lot of performances, but I will right only about few I like the most... One group made original story with original costumes. I was surprised that is not forbidden by the rules of competition, but their skit was really great =w=





This princess stole my heart xD



And this boy have a very pretty face :D



I got feeling that best photo of the day is this one :evillaugh:



THAT LEGS of Elizabeth xDDD



And about the winner. I look on photos of pili cosplay many years. So, for me, to see it by own eyes is like a Christmas present... I don't know how to describe this feeling, but I am really :love: pili cosplay.
So, when I saw their performance I was so happy that even stop told million jokes to my friend, just take photos in silence looking on this awesome cosplay *_* I think its something beyond words... <---badly want to take photoshoot of pili















So, it was two days of great cosplay and fooling around xDDD Thank you for reading! :blowkiss:







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I Love Cosplay Stamp by Cosplay-Equipment

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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 16, 2011, 11:29 PM


COMIDAY7 in Chengdu


At first I want too say, if you have some questions, you can ask them here - www.formspring.me/kirawinter But I dont respond on too private or too strange, sorry.

So, this weekend I was in Chengdu on doujinshi convention. My main point, of course, was to look on pretty cosplay :lol:
I went to Chengdu with my friends, it was a second time, first one was in December.
Here we are sitting in Mc, Moon is typing something, and you can see part of GREEN BAG in left low corner. Haha, for all my friends that green bag means much. It was on all cosplays that I shoot, so if you see green bag, know - now cosplay will start xDDD



After that we ride a train. I was bored. Really bored



So, I've tried to take pictures of scenery... But train was too fast, I can't say that I succeeded...







In Chengdu Sha Sha and Men Jia met us in train station and we went to the place were convention held, to try buy tickets. It was dark, raining, weather was really  cold. And on the square in front on convention hall I saw this



A lot of people were sleeping in tents, to get a chance have better place in morning line for the tickets. It shocked me! TAT I never have seen something like this before. This people must be really passionate to do something like this! I am not that cool, aya >_> Its just a small part of tents on this photo, by the way...

After that we went to the hotel and had supper together. I was in despair when I realized that even if I will learn putonghua, still I will never be good at chongqinghua, so I will never will normally chat with all that nice people

On the next day we got up at... 5 A.M!!! I thought that my head will explode! It was so horrible that I can even describe... I've cried in my bed and begged Anna, my roommate, to kill me in my warm cozy bed...We went to convention hall and waited in line for tickets for 3 hours!!! That line was a real superior Chinese line! If you never have been in China, you will never see such long and scary line, I swear! Also we stand on the square, it was cold and raining. Even now, when I think about that I want to hide under the blanket  

Somehow we made it... Lucky, but when I see good cosplay I forgot about everything else <---crazy cosplay fan... So, when I saw cosplayers, I went to my crazy "take photos of every moving body" mode.
I've met Sha Mo, this time he was in costume from Chinese MMORPG. Hahaha, can you tell that its the same guy that made Ciel cosplay?.. :lol:



Sha Sha all day was in crowd of yaoi-fangirls. It was even scary - each time when he made a step, they also made a step with such a happy faces *haha, you know what I mean, right?* Sometimes we run from him and screamed "We dont know who you are! Don't scare us with all tha girls, go somewhere else"... Poor Sha Sha...he is too cute

Here I took photo of him and Men Jia, who made Izaya's cosplay. They too are sooo cute =3=



Also pic of Men Jia and Lan. Lan made cosplay on some guy from Chinese yaoi novel about Emperor's tomb thieves. I don't know that story, but Lan is most handsome girl that I ever saw





I took  a lot of photos, if you want see full gallery, you can find it here -  >>> www.kirawinter.ru/photoalbumsh…

This boy made an awesome Kaito, very handsome smile...



Very cute loli...



White rock shooter?.. xDDD



Also I saw a very cute pink bug that one girl hold. And after that Ive red the writings... AAAAA! Look on that



After that we played few hours more and went back to hotel. I was so tired that I fell sleep in the same moment when my head touched pillow. I've got up second time in a day at 9 in evening. And tried to made myself alive because we wanted made cosplay photoshoot. I was a living corpse. I don't got any ides how to take pictures without any light and flash, also my brain was absolutely broken... I thought that its unreal for me in that condition.

And I was wrong! When I saw beautiful cosplayers, Men Jia, Moon and Lan, I've realized that I even can conquer  the mountain just to take photos of them  
So, we went out at midnight and took photos till 2 A.M. (for me its not a record, latest was Cantarella till 3 A.M.). It was raining, cold, well you know TAT I need thanks to Sha Sha that he held umbrella for me ;_; But looking on photos I cant beleive that we made such good shoot without using any lights. Everything is just because my models were soo pretty, nice and patient...

I think you already saw one photo of Lan

VOCALOID - Kamui Gakupo by kirawinter

On the second day... Well, I am not sure, I was that tired, that I am not sure what was on the second day. I just took few photos of Sha Sha, Moon and Lan, but my memory about that day messed like... >_>

Moon



Lan





Sha Sha



So, we went home... And now I've try to rise from leaving dead mode <<<--- give her cosplayer to take photos of, lol

Pity that it cant be that fun to read, as muchit was fun irl...







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Cosplay Backstage Photos

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 1, 2011, 9:37 PM
I saw that my page views are already over 250000 0_0 Its already a 14 of a million, ahaha. I am really happy that you all watch my photos, and especially it was pleasure to red comments that you like to read my journal ;_; I was little afraid that no one want to read my bizarre entries :lol:
So, to celebrate all that happy circumstances I want to share some cosplay backstage photos.
Each time I take photos I am very concentrated and I don't take that like a game... But sometimes we do such a strange things that I took photos and start laughing about ten minutes...

So, the first one from Tsubasa Chronicles photoshoot. That day was super hot and there wasn't any wind.
How I took photos with flying Sakura's dress? The secret is revealed! :lol:



This one I took on Maria+Holic photoshoot. We tried to manage "Pretty girl look" (its not that simple when model is a boy), but when I saw this photo I was almost crying from laughing. I think it can be called only "You made your Goddess VERY angry"



This one was taken on Love is War photoshoot. It was cold. Very cold ;_; And it was very unpleasant empty place. Also you can see my brave assistants. I am wondering where we got that magical feeling on photos?..



I must say that have a good assistant well lead to real success on photoshoot. Sometimes I am really sad that my brave helpers don't have 6 arms...



At least some of them are VERY strong. And keep cosplayers on their backs :lol:



Sometimes we go to strange places. I like strange places, but I don't like cold ;_; There are no pathos, and 5 minutes later we will start our big Hetalia shoo. Just look on this poor freezing children xDDD



I like force people to visit new places... I think my friends not very happy about my creativity... >8D



When I saw this photo, I was surprised, cause I dont remember who approved Mikuo's sexiness xDDD I hope it was not some stranger at least...



Sometimes I have photos that can't be explained...



And this one was taken on the last photoshoot. Person in blue is girl, cosplayer in red is boy (YES), and right one is my brave assistant. Dont ask what is going on...



So, I hope, now you all can see that cosplay is full of joy and happiness. And a bit of our craziness xD

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Last year in calendar

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 17, 2010, 10:03 AM
Hi guys, I was absent more than for month and it was a worst month in my life x_X
Well, everything still is very bad, but what can I do? (Well in my situation - nothing).

Also it was super hot in Ukraine this month... I think you've heard about abnormal weather here in Ukraine and Russia. Even now its still hot, but not that crazy WEATHER FROM MARS @_@ like two weeks ago =_=

People now are scared and everywhere in intenet I saw tons of scary "breaking" news about Apocalypse in the 2012 year, because it is a last year in the Maya's calendar. Ok, its just  irritate me. I am remeber like in 1999 year they also said "Its an last year of our planet, cause 1999 have 666 (upside down)". After that "No, Apocalypse will be in 2000 cause its the scary number!" After that "NO! Last year is 2001 cause its first year in new millenium!!!" And now this "last year in Maya's calendar" thing.

Ok, I will tell you small story from my childhood, and you will understand why I am so sceptical about this idea with calendar. My grandmother (yes, my Cosplay granny, lol) is Orthodox Christian (also she is super-naive person) and when I was small, she is always showed me hand-made calendar with dates of Orthodox Christian's celebrates. And it was like a list on each year. And last one was 2000 year. So, granny made scary eyes and told me that 2000 year is the last year of our planet, cause her calendar have no more. LOL, I was REALLY scared (I was small and thought that all her words are true), and didn't understand why people still go to work and scholl if they know about this scary calendar... So, granny always showed that calendar and tells that in 2000 Jesus will come to Earth and each dead person will come to life, and Jesus will judge us all at that day... And when 2000 year come my grandmother throwed out calendar and this story was first thing that turn me to an atheism xDDD

So now, when I've heard about that "last year in Maya's calendar" I though "Oh, yeeeaaahhh... I know the one =_="

Well, I hope, if you are scared of 2012 my story cheered you up xDDD

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