Cosplay

I took a short break from blogging as I needed one and had a busy/hungover week last week. But I'm back now, so this post will continue my recap of LFCC 2014 with my take on the Cosplay that was on display over the weekend. What is Cosplay So what exactly is cosplay you might be wondering. Well it is a Japanese portmanteau that is short for "Costume Play". Cosplay in my understanding is equal parts performance art and role play of characters from films, TV shows, manga, anime, comics and video games. Some buy their costumes while others choose to build them. This kind of splits the idea of what a cosplayer is into two separate but connected subcultures wherein there are cosplayers (those who dress up and role play) and costumers (who build the costumes and might ...