Cosplay Essays

  • Informative Essay About Cosplay

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    When referring to cosplay, most who are unaware of the art or the community see it as a sort of dress up. To the unaware world, it’s odd to see a grown adult dressed up as an anime character, a superhero or a character from a video game. It’s easy to just explain it as getting dressed in a costume and attending events with thousands of others who do the same. But within the community, within the person, cosplay is more than just a costume, it’s an art form, and for some it’s their life. Whether it

  • Cosplaying In Popular Culture

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    defined as a, “Shared set of knowledge, beliefs, art forms, morals, laws, customs, and habits that holds a society together.” (Pearce 1) With culture and cosplay being mentioned an interview with two gentlemen comes to mind. Bruce Byers and Jim Verede are serious cosplayers who are in it to win it. Every cosplayer has the belief that anyone can cosplay no matter who you are. In a society with cosplayers the thing that holds that society together is the good energy that flows from person to person. The

  • Halloween And Cosplay Comparison Essay

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    Halloween costumes and Cosplay might seem to be the same thing, but they are very different and as a cosplayer myself I will show the differences. While there are many differences between the two there are also many similarities and I will try to mention all of them it should be fun to write about. Now you might be wondering “what is Cosplay?”. Cosplay, also known as costume play, is an activity/hobby that originated in japan. Many People engage in it for fun and some even Cosplay as a career. While

  • Cosplay Case Study

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    An online survey was distributed in parts of India to college students, academicians and cosplayers in order to collect behavioural and creative data regarding cosplay. Limitations – This survey had its limitations mainly due to the restrictions of time. Cosplay as a sub-culture is not very known to people especially to the 35 and above age group, which was another shortcoming in the study. A total of 102 respondent surveys were analysed for this data stage. This survey consists of a total of 21

  • Caitlyn Nelson Research Paper

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    doing many activities for the past years (which I would never be able to do) including Cosplay, dancing, etc. Caitlyn has the perfect, even dream model body which makes her a perfect fit for Cosplay. Her long legs also make her a perfect fit for dance and even modeling. I interviewed Caitlyn and here’s what I found out about her: Cosplay?! Caitlyn has been doing Cosplay for 2 years and enjoys it very much. Cosplay is a practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially

  • Essay On Cosplaying

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    Cosplay, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is essentially the act of dressing up as a character from popular culture, usually a superhero, although the past couple of years have seen a rise in comic book buffs cosplaying as supervillains. The most successful cosplayers often spend days and nights at a time working on one costume, with the most skilled and dedicated creating their outfits from scratch. Perhaps the only people more interested in cosplaying than the cosplayers themselves

  • Anime Phenomenon: American Otaku Stereotypes

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    Anime Phenomenon. The start of an outburst on Japanese cartoons The anime Phenomenon, or the anime trend started around 2006 when plenty of soon to be mainstream anime. At first people were skeptical, and very few people really liked anime, therefore creating the American Otaku stereotype. The word Otaku means ‘fan’ or ‘fangirl/fanboy’ when it comes to defining the stereotype. The definition according to the Google dictionary (It may or may not be accurate due

  • Hard Power Vs Soft Power

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    directly on the people of foreign countries via effective publicity”.(419). While, soft power is the technique to attract other people by promoting country’s cultural products instead of using force as aforementioned. Japanese pop culture: manga, anime, cosplay, and music, facilitate the expression of Japanese culture due the advance of media communication. As a consequence, Japanese government use its pop culture as a means of soft power to a great extent as it shown in the evidence in promoting Japan’s

  • Fan Culture

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    In the article “A Study of Fan Culture”, J. S. Chen (2007) explored Anime/manga and Cosplay as a subculture and how the methodology of Anime/manga and Cosplay can help educators to fill the gap between adolescents subculture and mainstream school culture. According to Chen.J (2007), “Anime/manga fans have been forming a culture of their own specific type, in which a Comic World convention is the most intensive sociocultural event. This has an enormously influential effect on youngsters as this subcultural

  • Steampunk Fashion Trends

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    the skirt, noting that it carries a whimsical feeling. Potential buyers should note that this skirt does not come with the pictured mini-skirt, and it is primarily an addition piece. You can find this skirt on Amazon today. 4. Steampunk Leather Cosplay Skeleton Men Stylish Motorcycle Bike Gothic Gloves: $69, Amazon A great addition piece for driving your motorcycle, car, or really any vehicle, this gothic glove seriously screams steampunk. It features a complete leather body with small metal skulls

  • Informative Essay On Halloween Gloves

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    where would the Batman fangirls or Star-Lord aficionados be without a handy pair of costume gloves? But it’s more than that. Costume gloves are used for more than just Halloween costumes. Many people use adult gloves - long and short ones - for cosplay and even sometimes for formal occasions. What kinds of costume gloves are there? These Halloween accessories come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Besides black gloves, there are white gloves for formal tea parties, red gloves for costume play

  • Essay On Tokyo Ghoul Mask

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    Do you like Tokyo Ghoul Cosplay? It can be hard to find a well made mask online, and you get frustrated enough that you just want to make one at home. If you want to make a good Kaneki ken ghoul mask but can’t find one then you get the materials, take measurements and put it all together. The materials you need are a hot glue gun and a lot of hot glue, Scissors, Ruler, Gesso, black red and white Paint, Paintbrush Craft foam, Black fabric of your choice, Polymer clay, Two to Three zippers, Sew in

  • Anime In Japanese Culture Essay

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    subculture in Japan, its own group of people to affect and change. This sub-culture is referred to the “Otaku” culture of Japan. In Japanese “otaku” means nerd or geek. These people obsess about anime and manga, they watch and read manga religiously, cosplay as their favorite

  • Cyrano De Bergerac Analysis

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    “Outer beauty attracts the eye, but inner beauty attracts the heart.” Your words mean more to people than how you look or dress. This is evident in both texts because both Cyrano and the poet rely on their words opposed to how they look. Cyrano is cursed with his obnoxiously large nose and we can infer that the poet is poor, unknown, and feels unattractive themself. Although Edmond Rostand’s ¨Cyrano de Bergerac¨ and Jimmy Baca’s ¨I Am Offering This Poem¨ were written one hundred years apart, they

  • The Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum

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    Meiji shrine, one of the most popular shrines, is right next to Harajuku station. It was established in 1920 as a dedication to the souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. The entire complex is enormous, covering 175 acres that has a forest that blocks off the noisy Harajuku. Let’s try Omikuji. While Omikuji is a fortune paper that can be found at all shrines throughout Japan, many of them don’t have a fortune paper written by English. The shrine has the English fortune papers. Shake

  • Ami Kawashima Essay

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    cheers for being such a hardcore 'otaku'. Her love for anime, manga and even adult games are commendable. Perhaps, it may have to do with her father influencing her, as he enjoys playing erotic games. Therefore, it's not surprising that she works at a Cosplay Cafe and prefers her hobbies over studying. The beautiful world of anime consists of all types of unique characters, from magic-users right through to high school 'otaku'. And while they look perfectly normal, they have a hair color that's a bit

  • Media Assessment: Popular Culture

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    We have seen fandoms from way back in the era of the ‘Beatles’ to now where we see many fandoms from multiple genres of the media era (Cosplay, television shows, celebrity’s and singers). A fandom can develop around any part of social curiosity or activity. Sherlock Holmes has been named to be have one of the very first serious modern fandoms which was around the 1890’s (“Fandom” Wikipedia;

  • Femininity In Pop Culture

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    Introduction Earlier this year, Internet personality Meg Turney uploaded a photo of herself in full comic costume (more colloquially known as “cosplay”) to her Facebook page. She wore a strapless purple top with a sweetheart neckline and a pair of high-waisted bottoms, coupled with a bow and arrow slung over her shoulder and a pair of black bunny ears. Her costume that can easily be described as Hawkeye, the lone archer from The Avengers franchise, but dressed as a Playboy Bunny. Ms. Turney’s outfit

  • Harry Potter Fan Fiction

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    Turning Severus Snape’s life upside down - Motivations and reasons behind reading and writing fan fictions For as almost everyone knows at least the name Harry Potter, many would be surprised to know how many versions besides the original canon exist. Some fans even go so far to make it their mission to rewrite all seven books through the lens of other characters. One of the longest stories of that kind written in German can be found on the website FanFiktion.de, consisting out of 629 chapters

  • Auramae Mullin: A Short Story

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    When I moved to Topeka long ago, my mom placed my brothers and I in daycare. I entered feeling anxious about having to meet new people. I took off my coat and decided to sit down, when suddenly I make eye contact with Auramae who had long hair that would always cover her face. She had a curious and wondered expression on her face when she noticed us. Even so, there was one person I noticed right away, she was behind a couch and I subconsciously thought if that she was in trouble. I’ve grown to learn