Cosplay is an “art form” of dressing up as a character from anime, manga, movies, video games, comic books or TV series. Cosplayers vary from those that make their own cosplays, or buy or commission them from various costume makers, or even their own friends. Overall it is a wonderful community that has grown greatly in the past ten years both locally and internationally. It brings fellow cosplay enthusiasts and craftsmen/artists together to have a bit of fun and to create something that can be appreciated by all.
Why do we cosplay?
Cosplay has become a part of the pop culture and is something that many do as a hobby both in their free time with friends or at conventions or various events.
To challenge oneselves artistic creative skills and create a cosplay that looks good and one can be proud of.
To show appreciation for one’s favorite series and participate in the appreciation with others who have same likes of same series.
For some it’s even a gateway to a creative career that they are passionate about
And one of the most important reasons why we cosplay it is fun and show our support for the cosplay community. If you really think about it, it could really be closely related to when sports fans wear their team jerseys and pain themselves in their favorite team’s colours at football matches. It’s all about building stronger community and doing what we find fun!