Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Cosplay Show

In America, Cosplay is limited mostly to small gatherings or at big conventions like Comicon in San Diego where I was at this year.

But in Asia it's a way of life with thousands of young people donning costumes on a weekly basis, attending cosplay clubs, parties and even amusement parks.

Imagine going to a costume party where hundreds or thousands of other people are in costume creating some kind of alternate reality based off of a comic book or cartoon? Makes Halloween seem kind of tame.

1 comment:

  1. If I lived in Japan, I think I'd want to escape reality, too.

    And to be fair, most of what people wear these days would pass as a costume. Business men in suits pretending to be hard working professionals, doctors in white coats pretending to be anything but glorified plumbers, white guys with pants around their knees pretending to be black...

    Look around sometime and tell me everyone isn't trying to hide behind a false image.


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