is a cosplay magazine published by ASCII Media Works Japan. Each issue comes packaged with awesome patterns that can't properly be replicated here (due to size issues) and is full of awesome full-color cosplayer shots that I'm not going to reproduce because they require no translation. This isn't meant to be a replacement for the magazine so much as a companion to it. If you can, by all means, buy your own copies.
I only buy LAYERS regularly but once in awhile I end up with copies of other publications. To avoid making another thread for those translations, useful articles from other magazines (cosmode
) are also included here. These articles will have the publication name and issue number posted at the end of corresponding articles.
sells all of these magazines and ships overseas at-cost.
If you're looking for backissues or specific magazines unavailable on amazon, drop me a pm and I can try to help you out.
All shops and products referenced in these articles are available in Japan. I can't tell you where to get them overseas because I'm afraid I don't live there ^^;;
All translations are unpaid and under the influence of coffee and altruism. They may be riddled with errors. Trust me at your own risk.
Use "find" (Ctrl-f) to search the index for relevant terms.
If you can provide a clear scan of a tutorial you'd like translated ~ I'd be glad to include it here.
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Convenient Goods part 1 part 2
Let's Talk About Manners part 1 part 2
Mind Your Manners part 1 part 2
Packing and Item Transport
Social Networking for Cosplayers: Cosplayer's Achive
007 Express Contacts Color Guide part 1 part 2
Cosplay Business Directory
Cosplay Support Goods Catalog part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9
Photo Studio Guide: Amusement Parks
Photo Studio Guide: Asian Setting
Photo Studio Guide: Country / Manor Setting part 1 part 2
Photo Studio Guide: Luxury Style
Photo Studio Guide: Modern-Style
Photo Studio Guide: Natural Settings
Photo Studio Guide: School Settings
Photo Studio Guide: Urban Decay part 1 part 2
Prichara Amemura (Osaka)
Shop Guide: Costumes - ACOS part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4
Shop Guide: Costumes - Cospatio part 1 part 2 part 3
Shop Guide: Other Shops part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6
Three Shops for Everything
VOCALOID Wig Buying Guide
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: ACOS and Prichara
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: airily
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: Assist Wig part 1 part 2
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: Cospatio
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: Layered.jp / JAIL Wig
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: MAPLE part 1 part 2
Wig Brand and Shop Guide: Zephyr part 1 part 2