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    Cosplay has gained popularity since the 1980s and has recently surged into popular culture. This subculture contains individuals young and old from all backgrounds. The most common characteristic shared between cosplayers is the passion for the series they are representing. Cosplay has shaped standards on sexual harassment and acceptance of different ideals. One thing has not changed since cosplay began in 1939, the time and effort put forth by each cosplayer is shown in the extravagant costumes and performances brought to every convention. The history of cosplay subculture is fairly recent and has a surprising origin as most of the population connects cosplay with Japanese animation, or anime. Cosplay originated in the United State at World Con in 1939 with a man named Forrest J. Ackerman. This is the first recorded instance of cosplay though the term cosplay would not be used for many years (Mikolaski). Forrest’s cosplay was a science fiction piece created by himself to share the passion he had for the convention that was geared towards futuristic goals. This lead to World Con becoming the “mother” of all cosplay. A large portion of the population believe Japan to be the origin…

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    How to Cosplay Cosplay? What is this cosplay you speak of? Cosplay is the art of making and wearing a costume and role-playing in it. Cosplaying started to become popular around 1990-1995 when people started to cosplay as their favorite superheroes or movie characters at sci-fi conventions. From then to now, more than a million people cosplay daily at conventions. What can you cosplay as, you may ask yourself? Well, you can cosplay as anything you want. You can cosplay as your favorite…

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    “The day I debuted it, I really felt a part of the cosplay community and welcomed in the convention world. Having people come up to me and address me as Maleficent all day, the children that ran up for pictures, it was wonderful and I knew I wanted to keep up cosplaying.” Interestingly the second, third and fourth respondent mentioned feeling connected to both an online community as well as a physical group of friends she went to conventions with. “When I think about it online is where I first…

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    Cosplay Costume

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    Panelists, I want to thank you for taking time with the seniors this year and their endeavors on completing their senior projects. I know you put in your own time and effort, and in some cases money, in helping us seniors and I hope you know how grateful we are to have had you as our mentors. My senior project is on the subject of cosplay. Cosplay is the action of costume play. People will Cosplay by putting on a character's outfit from an anime, comic book, video game and more and act as that…

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    Cosplay Stereotypes

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    I have selected is gendering in Cosplay and anime or comic convention behavior. What I mean by this is what cosplay is and how it is associated with gender difference. Cosplay is a shortened word for costume play. Usually, fans express their way of love for their certain fandom in cosplay and other ways as well. A convention is where these fans showcase their costumes with others who may or may not understand their likes on their fandom. The reason why I chose this subject was I thought this…

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    What is Cosmetology? Often times when the word Cosmetology is heard and spoken of, we tend to visualize numerous types of hairstyles and various colors. However, Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. While completing the project, many questions came to mind. These questions included: “What materials should one use in the workplace? Are the same materials used for all hair types? Is Cosmetology only centered around hair?”. Throughout this experience, these questions were…

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    Cosplay: A Case Study

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    Rahman & Liu & Cheung (eds. 2012, p. 318) stated, “Cosplay or kosupure is a term that represents the combining of the words for “costume” and “play” or “role-play”. There are several versions of how the term “cosplay” became popular and how its culture began”. According to the authors, the term “cosplay” always has a solid definition that it is about dressing up in costume and play/ role-playing. However, it is arguable that the meaning of the word “cosplay” has changed, as “cosplay” is a form…

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    Geek Culture

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    When you think of a geek, you usually think of the thick glasses, reading Batman comics and usually getting beat up by high jocks. Of course, not to mention the embarrassment of going to a comic con in handmade costumes of our favorite super hero or TV show character. Nowadays, we see a lot more geek culture and it’s become a cool, social aspect to embrace that quirky side of being a geek. It’s now cool to strut in our amazing cosplays—cosplay, not costume—and enjoy the fascination of comic…

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    activities. despite the fact that it has renaissance in the name, has many medieval elements. Despite the fact that it is named as a renaissance’s fair, there are many medieval elements to it. Many of the activities such as cosplay are good example of neo medievalism. Georgia Renaissance Fair provides a unique entertainment form which would let the participants experience history in an interactive and fun way. Almost all of the performance involve actors or audience moving around. Their body…

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    Let’s take “costume play” (cosplay) as an example; according to Freud psychoanalysis theory we develop a sense of desire towards our three forces within us whereby the id has a form of sexual desire towards a character in order to be release from this desire then came superego to decide whether is it ethically right or wrong from the moral values you gain before being apart of the cosplay community. Therefore ego would be the one making the decision on being apart with the community to fulfill…

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