Cosplay: Concept & Construction Part 1

Formulating the Idea by Durrilion Since I was a child I have always loved costumes.  My personal favorites often seem to reflect historical and/or fantastical themes. In my 20’s I joined the Society for Creative Anachronism which provided opportunities to wear Medieval style clothing. Several years later I became friends with people in Amtgard, an organization that allowed more fantasy elements in one’s character and wardrobe.  Thanks to my friends…

Toei pairs with YouTube to create new Jidaigeki "Samurai Tales"

Jidaigeki better known as “Samurai Cinema” though the literal translation is “Period Drama” were at their height during the 1950s.  Most take place during the Edo Period 1603-1868.  They depict the lives of warriors, craftsman, farmers and their wives during this time. Now Toei has partnered with YouTube to try and revive the Jidaigeki.  Till May 20th filmmakers will be able to take courses at YouTube Space Tokyo on period…