Cosplay , a portmanteau of the words "costume play", is an activity and performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Favorite sources include anime , cartoons , comic books , manga , television series , and video games. Cosplay grew out of the practice of fan costuming at science fiction conventions , beginning with Morojo 's "futuristicostumes" created for the 1st World Science Fiction Convention held in New York City in A rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since the s has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan, as well as in other parts of East Asia and in the Western world.
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Still, the miniseries had likable characters, immersive world-building, and an enchanting sense of fashion, things that kept viewers hooked for all seven episodes. Protagonist Beth Harmon, played by rising star Anya Taylor-Joy, proved to be far and away the series' most popular character. Viewers found her struggle relatable and her confidence endearing. As always, if you enjoy any of the cosplays shown here, make sure to check out the original creators and support them in whatever way you can.
Every year during convention season, fans around the world don cosplays of their favorite characters. Many work tirelessly on their own outfits, sewing and constructing armor to make their costumes look as realistic as possible. Occasionally, there are those brave cosplayers who choose to take on a gender bent character, or one that is a different gender from their own. Since then, she's continued to model for different companies and done many of her own sexy cosplays from various fandoms. Her genderbent Pokemon cosplay of Ash Ketchum definitely takes the cake for one of the steamiest versions of the character we've ever seen.
This library guide on cosplay was created by two School of Theatre graduate students--Linda Gullis and Jennifer Jones--as part of course work for the Fall semester. This guide accompanies the upcoming library exhibit, Cosplay Culture: Performance Identity that will be opening at the end of January and last through the end of February. An opening event for the exhibit will be taking place on January 31st from 7pm to 9 pm. This work-in-progress guide is designed to provide a research resource to both new and experienced practitioners of Cosplay.