COSMODE is a magazine released quarterly in Japan which includes images a plenty of cosplayers from conventions and other anime related events all over Japan. And in the likes of Newtype, COSMODE is now getting its own American equivalent -- COSMODE USA, care of Broccoli International. The first issue of COSMODE USA, "The Glamour Issue" is a sort of back chronicle that gets you up to speed with the purpose of COSMODE.

Almost 180 colored pages composed of a massive cosplay photo gallery, including a US exclusive section with American cosplayers. Lots of commentaries and how-to's are immersed within the hoards of cosplay pics. There's no doubt that the Japan to US transition was done with careful consideration and thought. For beginners to advanced cosplayers, and for those who are just curious, COSMODE USA is worth picking up. The second issue is due out this September.

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