Friday, May 26, 2017
Short Cuts: Cosplay, or "Who Would I Be...?"
Redartz: Okay, time for a little fun flight of fantasy today. For anyone who has attended a comic convention (or watched the news around Comic Con time), a big part of the appeal is the amazing assemblage of costumed fans. Cosplay, as it is known, has become a big enterprise. Conventions have costume contests, seminars on performance, panels about costume creation. and much much more. There are dealers selling weapons, accessories, and costume parts. And it's a very democratic activity: you'll see kids, teens, young adults, older adults, whole families dressed up. And having a blast all the while.
Sooo, today it's your turn. No matter your size, shape, fitness or lack of same, there is a costume perfect for you. You get to satisfy your inner actor, your personal performance artist. What character will you choose? No limits here. You could be someone from comics, from film, television, or literature. All necessary accessories are provided. My choice is Dr. Strange (a fact known to some; I may yet take the leap and give it a try). What's yours?
Our own David_b sent some photos of his cosplay experience. And here they are; very well done, David!
And here are some other folks indulging their imaginations...