Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DragonCon 2011 cosplay


For those that don't know Cosplay is when people dress up like fantasy characters. The practice was popularized in Japan, where fans of manga and anime dress as their favorite characters at social gatherings. The practice has invaded american geek culture, much like most of Japanese culture. Cosplay differs from Halloween or masquerade in that the point of the practice is to emulate the character as closely as possible, much as an actor plays a role on stage.

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The sheer amount of effort people put into cosplay costumes at the major cons never fails to amaze me. Years ago when I had more disposable income I used to go to GenCon or Origins every year. Cosplay people are one of the coolest things about these events. Seeing a realistic Bobba Fett, a storm trooper group or a sexy demon chick was really cool.

This video is a highlight reel from this years Dragon Con

15 comments:

  1. Oh sweet! Orksies! I saw em first! Dibs on the orcs!

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  2. LOL I love some cosplay, but there are people who either take it too far, or not far enough, and have no business being in those outfits.

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  3. I'm not fond of Cosplay but that Captain America costume would look great on me for Halloween. Isn't Halloween dressing up parties the same as Cosplay though yeah?

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  4. nevr done this before but I wouldn't mind doing it sometime.

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  5. if i finish DeadIsland, i'll go at :)

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  6. so this is like comic con, but different?

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  7. I like Ikuy's Cammy cosplay. :3

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  8. @1904 comic con is just one of many conventions that go on around the country, comic con gets a lot of press because its in san deiego and you get a bunch of folks from hollywood and the entertainment industry there. dragon con is in Georgia, gencon is in Indianapolis, origins is in Columbus Ohio. those are the ones I know of I'm sure there are many many more

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  9. Love that comic con almost as much as the big S. San Diego.

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  10. I love this kind of stuff! There should be more girls out there dressing up!

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  11. If more ladies did it, I'd probably go :P

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