Cosplay in Mexico.
Interview with Mina and Jaky (Team Yorozuya Senpai), representatives of Mexico at the World Cosplay Summit 2014.
Nowadays, Cosplay is a cultural phenomenon that has expanded globally. The biggest proof of this is the World Cosplay Summit, an international contest in which 22 teams representing countries from all around the world participate to see who is the best cosplayer. This year, Mina and Jaky had the honor of representing Mexico, and won the Audience Award (Nico Nico Douga Award). We contacted them to have a short interview about how they first got in to cosplay, the Mexican scene, and what it meant to them to be able to represent their country at the WCS, and their image of Japan after fulfilling their dream to visit the country.
BMJ: When did you start doing cosplay?
TYS: Four years ago, we entered into the Cosplay world.
BMJ: How did you first approach the Cosplay world?
TYS: Well, to tell you the truth, we never
Lolita Culture in Mexico
Interview with Gloria Capetillo, Lolita artist and illustrator living in Japan.
Harajuku is an area of Tokyo known for being the center of fashion for young people, a place where the subcultures of this enormous city live together. After walking just two steps down Takeshita Dori, you can immediately notice that this is more than just a commercial district, this is an area where Japanese youths come to express their individuality. In a society where being part of the community is very important, thanks to the subcultures such as Lolita, Goths, and even Punks, Harajuku has become the place where young people try to express themselves as individuals, making a stand to show who they are, without any restrictions. Without a doubt, this is a place that every person visiting Japan has to see at least once.
Across in front of this street, behind the famous Murasaki Sports store, you can find a small alley that will take you to the Design Festa Gallery, a space design