CRM # 26 The Dungeons and Dragons Issue
Written by Aesthel
Us here at the Cosplay Realm Magazine team are so happy to announce the release of issue no. 26, the Dungeons and Dragons issue! This issue is really special to us, as we’re both really dedicated to our own D&D games and to various D&D fandoms like Critical Role and The Adventure Zone!
This month we had the amazing opportunity to have Ginny Di grace our cover! Ginny Di is not only one of our favorite Jester cosplayers out there, but also a huge inspiration to us! Besides cosplay she also is a singer, youtuber, and professional nerd. In this issue you can catch a full four page interview spread with her where we cover cosplay marketing, her trip to ECCC, music video production, the Critical Role community, and more! Be sure to check out Ginny Di across her social media channels on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Patreon.
We also spent some time talking with Violet of viviviolet_cosplay in this issue of CRM. Violet is a a costume and prop maker of two years based in Orlando. They are also a non-binary latinx, and their favorite cosplays to recreate are those that are mystical and magical. Of course, Mollymauk Tealeaf fits perfectly into this role! In our interview with them we covered the importance of representation (specifically of that found in Mollymauk), tarot reading, and finding one’s sexuality and gender with the help of cosplay! You can find more from Violet on their Instagram and Twitter pages!
One of our really exciting brand collaborations this month was with Cozy Gamer! Cozy Gamer specializes in creating community with other adventurers and providing fun game enhancing supplies and accessories. They sell custom dice sets, handmade dice bags, dice chests and boxes, and other gaming accessories. We were so thrilled to be sent two of their dice sets, which we’ve been actively using and LOVING in our own personal Dungeons and Dragons game. The two sets featured in this issue are their Care Bear Stare dice set and their Blood Witch dice set!
Another really fun feature in this issue of Cosplay Realm Magazine is We Love Colors! We Love Colors is a family owned business specializing in hand dyed tights, gloves, dancewear, and more! Their products are really loved by cosplayers of all different fandoms for being incredibly helpful for those of us cosplaying characters with body paint! Their Seamless Long Gloves and Solid Color Tights are perfect for creating the illusion of multicolored fantasy skin tones without having to paint one’s whole body!
Stay tuned to the Cosplay Realm blog throughout this coming month to see more in depth features on both of those companies! We’ll be doing a deeper dive into the companies themselves as well as a behind the scenes look at our shooting process for each of them. We’re so thankful for the chance to work with both of them and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do!
A section in this month’s issue of the magazine that is really unique to the Dungeons and Dragons theme is the Original Character section. For this section, we asked you guys to send in cosplays and write ups of your own D&D characters. It was so fun getting to see all of your characters and read all of their stories that you all submitted! They were really inspiring to us and we love hearing about other’s adventures through tabletop gaming and what their characters mean to them.
This issue of Cosplay Realm Magazine is almost double the size of a usual issue, coming in at 60 pages total. In this issue you can find interviews, photo features, stories, and more! Cosplays found in this issue range from Critical Role (both The Mighty Nein and Vox Machina), The Adventure Zone, original designs, and so much more! We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the amazing submissions we got this month, and we are so excited for you all to read this issue in full!