Japanese publisher Shimusamu Media is attempting to engage an audience of cosplayers with a new bi-monthly magazine publication entitled Cosplay Channel. The magazine features tips on costuming and make-up, original manga comic strips, and reviews and information concerning 2.5D musicals, animation, and video games.
The 1st issue of Cosplay Channel went on sale on October 14, 2015, and it features a Halloween theme. The next issue will be published in December of 2015 and will feature cosplay-themed articles involving Christmas, school graduation ceremonies, and wedding ceremonies.
Cosplay Channel retails for 840 yen ($6.95 US) including and is available through online retailers such as Amazon Japan.
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