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Author: Joshua Gray

Best Mori Arts Center Galleries

Are you visiting Japan and looking for some epic art? Then add the Mori Arts Center in Roppongi Hills to your travel plans! None of the exhibits at this museum remain permanent. So you know you’re seeing something fresh—even when you revisit. To make matters better, the art gallery is located on the 53rd and 54th floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. So, along with some great art, you’ll also see one of the best views of the Tokyo skyline. As far as the actual art goes, you’ll find a variety of different styles. But the true standouts...

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What is Fan Art and its Origins

Quick question! When it comes to a series you absolutely love, what do you do? Your first action is likely performing a Google search to find all information possible. And after accidentally (and frustratingly) stumbling across a spoiler or two, you probably find some fan creations. Let’s face it. Fans of just about any series are pretty talented. Whether its some impressive drawing skills or stellar cosplay work, we just can’t seem to get enough of fan art. So all of this leads to today’s discussion—fan art. This is a world where fans create their own visions of characters...

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The Magical Girls of Madoka

If you’re a fan of the magical girl anime genre smartphones, you might feel left out when you find out it’s exclusive to Japan. But what if we said westerners do not need to miss out on all the fun. That’s right, if you’ve been following us, you know we’re all about the costumes. So, to celebrate the launch of this mobile game, we’re listing our favorite Madoka Magica cosplays. Get your sparkles and heart wands ready because these magical girl cosplays are ready to change the world with the power of love. What is Madoka and Its Mobile...

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Being a Burlesque Professional Is No Cake Walk (Find Out Why)

Have you ever watched a burlesque routine and thought, “I could totally do that.” Those who have tried, most likely realized that there’s far more to a burlesque dance than prancing and removing clothes. In fact, burlesque routines often involve the work and choreography of trained dancers. And dancers tend to rank on par with athletes when it comes to pushing their bodies beyond their physical limits to reach new levels of greatness. To the burlesque dancer, this allows the delivery of that perfect, crowd-pleasing performance. With all this in mind, you might have wondered, “What type of training...

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Myanmar’s Thriving World of Cosplay Has Opened Up

When it comes to costuming, we’re betting Myanmar is not the first country to enter your mind. In fact, much of the western world knows nothing about this small Asian nation. Other than a devastating cyclone from 2008, this part of the world rarely breaks news. Why does this country seem so distant from the world? Part of the problem involves Myanmar’s governance under military rule until 2011. This prevented information from travelling to and from the outside world. So only recently did news and entertainment from other countries enter Myanmar. Thankfully, a rise in media also means a...

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