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The A, B, C's of Cosplay




From Antropomorphic to Zebra (or Invader Zim!), the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery. Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history on obscure words or anime used, this week I bring to you...
The letters A, B and C




Cosplay, short for costume play, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and science fiction.

Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies, as well as anthropomorphic manifestations.

Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered around 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.

Informational text cited from Wikipedia.org.




A is for Anthropomorphic!

Halloween 2009 - Bombalurina by shoujome sophie and june 1 by LilleahWest

A is for Alien!

Alien by Sweetyvamp Twilek Dancer in White by TheChainmailChick Manifest 2011 - Invader Zim by nkbswe5

B is for Batman!

Holy Dark corridor Batman by kn8e Lego Batman cosplay by Sandman-AC Medieval Bat Man by Azmal

B is for Beetlejuice!

Crazy leg by Ryoko-demon Lydia wedding dress by Kifir Betelgeuse 1 by RockySamson

C is for Chii!

Chobits - Chii by kirawinter Chii? by xmiriee Chobits - First moment by meipikachu

C is for Crossplay!

Off to Astronomy Class by yinami Shizuma Crossplay by Bxxts Jafar Crossplay by davindalilazn

If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery (or from the Artisan Crafts > Costumes/Roleplay gallery) that you think would fit the upcoming alphabet, please feel free to suggest to me for future articles!

Next week: D, E and F!

My thanks go to DraculeaRiccy for their fantastic word suggestions this week




From Antropomorphic to Zebra, the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery(ies). Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history of the various forms of Cosplay, this week I bring to you...
The letters A, B and C!
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You've been featured in Photography Weekly Edition Fourteen
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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Hitomi-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
cool /o/
can I suggest here too? /o/ D is for Digi Charat -> [link]
E is for Enma Ai -> [link] (actually I don't know if would suit better for H (Hell Girl) ahuhua
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HyruleIke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That cosplay of the CATS character was fantastic! For D? Hm. You can't use Dark Knight... Demyx from Kingdom hearts? Dantes inferno? Dr. Waston? Dr. Who? D. Gray Man (omg, favourite show right there <3)? Death Note? Disney?

For E, E is for Evil? Evolution? Eevee? Eeveelution? Extra characters? Earl and Fairy?
F is for: Full metal Alchemist? Final Fantasy? Fairy Tail? Fairies?
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HyruleIke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I'm trying to guess the categories XD
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the suggestions <3
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slephoto Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooo!
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