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Project Educate: Welcome to Cosplay Week!:

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Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play. A broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

The term cosplay is a portmanteau of the words 'costume' and 'play'.

Costumes created by those who enjoy manga, anime, video games and movies, as well as books and television shows, are often worn to competitions, events, and for photoshoots. They can range from being wildly detailed to very simple and effective. They can be created out of anything laying around the house, or they can be pieced together painstakingly over months and sometimes even years!

The Cosplay gallery/genre on deviantART is gigantic. It branches out in to Artisan Crafts > Cosplay and Roleplaying, and in to Makeup Application, and even textiles and sculpting, as well as jewelry making.

As such, I can't cover everything, but for the next week I will try my best to bring to you informative articles and features covering as much as I possibly can!

If you like Cosplay, this week should be right up your alley!

I will be doing a series of short article features that will include photography features titled The A, B, C's of Cosplay (Part 2), as well as tutorials, and explanations used by cosplayers and conventions for your information!


Welcome to Cosplay Week!
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mishihime Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you are a fan of cosplay, I have a wonderful collection of Sailor Moon cosplay photos in my favorites list here [link]
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WhiteRavenCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, awesome :-)!!!!
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Excited for this week. :squee:
pwassonne Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so looking forward to this ! =)
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
:w00t: :hug:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm looking forward to this one! Hopefully I can get over the flu in time to put the final touches on my article. Ironically, I think I caught this bug while cosplaying.
RayvensEye Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Whoohoo yay cosplay !
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! I submitted my first pictures to the Cosplay gallery this year. Can't wait! :iconderpylaplz:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!! Really i waited cosplay week :D
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