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!
A is for Alien!
B is for Batman!
B is for Beetlejuice!
C is for Chii!
C is for Crossplay!
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