by Lauren Orsini




“By dressing up as a character you step outside of your ordinary image and become someone else. When a person sees you in Cosplay they identify you as that character and a wonderful thing happens. You feel an instant connection with them because of the love for that character, show or game, and even though you don’t know each other it feels like you do.” —Mari-chan, Cosplayer They are superheroes, video game villains, and unicorns... Welcome to the amazing world of Cosplay, where devoted fans personify the appearance and mannerisms of their favorite fantasy characters. Through elaborate costumes and meticulous makeup, they transform themselves into visions so fantastic, they not only change the way others perceive them, but even how they perceive themselves. Featuring over 200 images from the best and most well-known Cosplay photographers in the world, and interviews with Cosplayers themselves, this book offers a unique insight into this fascinating, fun and action-packed world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435161894
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 09/25/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lauren Orsini is a fan of Cosplay and recently edited the Cosplay edition of Otaku USA – the print and online magazine that looks at anime, manga and Japanese pop culture from an American perspective. She is a journalist who contributes to The Huffington Post, Forbes, Time and CNN.

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