Basics

What is Cosplay?

Greetings everyone and welcome to the site. If you're here, then hopefully you've stumbled upon this place out of curiosity. We're going to go ahead and jump right in. So what exactly is cosplay? In a previous article, I gave a very brief definition of what cosplay was to me. Cosplay stands for costume play. Costume play is, generally stating, dressing up as a fictional character who you favor whether it's from a video game, a Japanese anime, a Japanese manga, a television series, a book and so on. It can literally be any sort of fictional character or even a celebrity. Heck, you could even make up your own character and dress up as that if you really wanted to, and no one would judge because costume play is meant to be something you enjoy. Brief History of Cosplay So where di...

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Basics

Cosplay Etiquette

Rules? Why what ever do you mean? Yes, there are rules to cosplay. It's more just basic etiquette rather than rules per se. So let's hop right into it. Ask before you take Pretty simple here. Please ask cosplayers or anyone really before you take their picture. Just because they're dressed up, it does not give you consent. For the most part, they will allow you to take their pictures. Don't touch someone's props without permission People spend a lot of time on their props. I watched someone take a cosplayer's prop (Lux's staff), and without meaning to, they destroyed it. This resulted in the cosplayer bawling their eyes out. It's hours upon hours of work, and to have it destroyed would be devastating so please ask permission before just going up and poking or touching someone's props.

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