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• What is cosplay ?

 
"Cosplay" is the contraction of "costume play", and it's a sort of particular "carnival" during japanimation conventions, where people disguise like a hero of manga/anime/comic/videogame/visual group of their choice, and they have to look like their model the most they can, with a quality costume totally home made.
This activity appared in France in 1996 and comes directly from Japan.
 
There's two kind of cosplay: free cosplay and competition cosplay. In the free one, you simply roams in the conventions' corridors, for fun.
In the second case, you have to join a cosplay competition. You can be alone or in a group, and you have to play a scene (copy known scenes, sing, mime, execute choreographies with music...) in front of a very enthusiastic public. There's generally prizes to win.

 

 

• Where to see cosplay in France

 
Look for the japanimation conventions dates, like the Japan-Expo, Epitanime, Baka Manga, BDExpo, Cartoonist, Anim'Est, Mangacity, Japanim Spirit...

 

 

• A†S cosplay links

 
Angelic Voice (asian)
Sunneth (asian)
AngelSanctuary.com (american)

 

 

• Photos of french cosplay

 
Japan Expo 2004 (Paris) - thanks to: Cosplay Paradise ~ TotalManga

Belial Jibril Jibril Jibril Angel Sanctuary group

 

Japan Expo 2003 (Paris)

Belial (et le présentateur...) Belial Lucifer Lucifer Lucifer Kurai Kurai Kurai Un joli groupe qui n'a pas défilé :(

 

BDExpo 2003

Alexiel Alexiel

 

Cartoonist 2002 (Paris) - thanks to: ?

Belial / Gabriel Gabriel / Belial Michael / Rociel

 

Cartoonist 2002 (Toulon) - thanks to: A-Anime ~ Cosplay hq ~ animeland.com

group 1:
Alexiel / Astarte Astarte Alexiel Alexiel / Uriel ?

group 2:
Madhatter et Kurai Kurai

others:
Madhatter Belial / Michael Alexiel Alexiel au défilé Alexiel au défilé

 

Japan Expo 2002 (Paris)

Alexiel / Belial

 

Convention Epita 2001 (Paris) - thanks to: Les SD (fanzine)

Alexiel Kurai / Kira / Rociel Alexiel / Kira / Rociel / Kirieh / Setsuna / Sara / Adam Kadamon / Arakune

 

Cartoonist 2001 (Paris) - thanks to: A-Anime ~ cartoonist-france.com

Sevoth-tarte / Belial / Gabriel / Alexiel Belial / Sevoth-tarte / Gabriel / Alexiel / ? Belial / Sevoth-tarte / Alexiel / Gabriel Alexiel Alexiel / Katan / Belial / Michael Michael

 

Japan Expo 2001 (Paris) - thanks to: A-Anime ~ japan-expo.com ~ Les SD

group 1:
Adam Kadamon / Arakune / Kurai / Alexiel / Sara / Rociel / Kira / Setsuna / Belial Adam Kadamon Kurai Rociel / Alexiel / Kira Kurai Sara / Kira / Setsuna / Alexiel

group 2:
Alexiel / Doll / Zahikel Sevoth-tarte / Metatron Kirieh / Belial / Moonlil Arakune / Metatron / Sevoth-tarte / Uriel /  Katan Gabriel / Raphael / Uriel / Michael Kurai / Setsuna

group 3:
Rociel / Arakune Belial / Sara-Gabriel / Alexiel Alexiel / Sara-Gabriel / Belial / Rociel / Arakune

group 4:
Kurai / Gabriel / Kira / Doll / Michael / Rociel Kira / Michael / Kurai / Doll / Rociel Michael / Kira / Gabriel / Rociel /  Kurai / Doll

 

 

 

• Photos of german cosplay

 

Animagic 2002 - thanks to: Toni 007 ~ Bakahausen

Kurai / others cosplayeuses Madhatter Kurai Kurai / Kira

 

Bonenkai 2001 & Connichi 2002 - thanks to: Toni 007

Madhatter / Kurai / Kira Kurai Alexiel

 

Animagic 2001 (Koblenz) - thanks to: Animagic 2001 ~ Odiesoft

Setsuna / Alexiel / Raphael / ? Gabriel / Setsuna / Lill / Balbéro ? Setsuna / Michael / Alexiel / Raphael Raphael / Michael / Alexiel Setsuna

 

 

 

• Miscellaneous photos of cosplay (japanese, american...)

 

Thanks to: Alisa's Cosplay ~ Shiny Clouds ~ Miyuki Cosplay 2001 ~ Angelic Fire ~ Asylum Garden ~ AS.com

AS.com:

set 1:
Belial / Katan / Rociel / Lucifer Belial 1 / Belial 2 Setsuna / Gabriel

set 2:
Doll / Rociel / Katan Rociel / Katan Gabriel Rociel / Alexiel Alexiel Alexiel / Lucifer Kurai / Setsuna Gabriel Rociel / une victime ;) other / Alexiel / other / Lucifer / other / Uriel / Gabriel 1 / ? / Gabriel 2 /  Setsuna / Sara / Doll

set 3:
Barbelo / Lucifer / Michael 1 / Michael 2 / Belial / Gabriel group 1 ~ group 2
Belial & Rociel ~ Raphael & Belial
Gabriel & Setsuna ~ Gabriel
Rociel & Katan ~ Rociel 1 ~ Rociel 2 ~ Rociel 3
Michael & Lucifer ~ Lucifer ~ Barbelo
4 elemetal angels ~ Belial
 
set 4:
Alexiel / Kurai Alexiel 1 ~ Alexiel 2 ~ Alexiel 3
Kurai 1 ~ Kurai 2
Rociel, Alexiel, Lucifer
 
set 5:
Kurai / Rociel / Katan / Setsuna / Sara / Belial / Kira / Arakune / Alexiel Belial & Kurai
Arakune, Belial, Kurai 1
Arakune, Belial, Kurai 2
Belial
 
set 6:
Setsuna / Sara Setsuna / Gabriel

 

Sara / Setsuna / ? / Kira / Belial / Lucifer / Barbelo
Astaroth / Astarte
Belial
Raphael / Uriel / Michael / Gabriel
Rociel / Alexiel / une soeur / Moonlil / une soeur / Belial / Sara ? / Gabriel 1 / Gabriel 2 /  Kirieh / Setsuna / Lucifer / Michael
Kurai / les Dragons Divins
Gabriel
Doll
Asmodeus / Belial / Uriel / Bavar / Kurai / Alexiel / Lucifer
Metatron
Sevoth-tarte
Michael / Alexiel / Kurai / Belial