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COSMODE - COStume MODE Magazine
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EditorOtohiko Hayakawa
CategoriesCostume, Cosplay
PublisherEichi Publishing
Year founded2002
WebsiteCosmode official site (Japanese)
COSMODE - COSplay MODE Magazine
CategoriesCostume, Cosplay
Year founded2014
CompanyShimsam Media Co., Ltd.
WebsiteCosmode official site (Japanese)

COSplay MODE Magazine (COSMODE) is a Japanese-language magazine about cosplay.

History and profile[edit]

COSMODE (COStume MODE Magazine) was started in 2002.[1] It was published by Eichi Publishing on a quarterly basis.[2] Each issue contained color images of cosplayers from conventions and various events. It also included information and hints on costume construction, hair styling, makeup and other cosplay-related tips.

In 2008, COSMODE Online, a digitalized English version of COSMODE magazine, was created in response to the growing cosplay culture.

On 15 April 2014 the last issue of COSMODE was published and the parent company, Inforest, was also closed.[1]

However COSplay MODE Magazine replaced it starting in August 2014 and continues to be regularly released and sold under the COSMODE name.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sad News For Cosmode Cosplay Magazine Publisher". Japan Realm. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ "COSMODE. One of Japan's most popular cosplay magazines". Japanese Streets. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. ^ "COSplay Mode Magazine January 2018". Instagram.

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