New Anime Costuming Book - Cosplay: Catgirls and Other Critters

Feb 2nd 2006
Ari Messer | Publicity | Stone Bridge Press, PO Box 8208, Berkeley, CA 94707
510-524-8732 tel / 510-524-8711 fax | [email protected]

September 27, 2006 (Berkeley, CA) – Stone Bridge Press, publishers of quality books about Japan, releases new book on cosplay (short for “costume play”), a phenomenon that is making international news and mews just in time for Halloween, not to mention the closest anime convention in purring distance.

Cosplay: Catgirls and Other Critters breaks down the basics of sewing and costuming for all cosplayers from beginners to those at the forefront of the anime costume scene.

This volume features: transforming ordinary fabric and accessories into fabulous contest winners, creating genre-specific costumes from scratch; duplicating your favorite characters or inventing your very own; cosplaying both for competition and just for fun; accessories from shoes to makeup; finding hard-to-get and imported items; patterns, measurements, and sewing techniques; money-saving tips and how-tos for cosplay on a budget; pointers on the care and transportation of costumes; resource lists, websites, where to find character models; plus full-color photos, plans, and drawings.

Catgirls are a favorite of fans from All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku-Nuku to Hyper Police – they purr, they prowl, they're more fun than the real thing!

Gerry Poulos is a long-time anime reviewer, illustrator, and photographer. He has photographed thousands of cosplayers from all over the world. He lives in Cambridge, Ohio.

Cosplay: Catgirls and Other Critters
by Gerry Poulos

$16.95 / Paperback
7”x9” / 80 pages
75 color photographs and illustrations
1-933330-02-3
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