The world of cosplay, an abbreviation of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play;’ is the highly creative practice revolving around dressing up as one’s favourite character from such wide-range mediums such as comic books, films, anime and even video games. Arguably starting in the 1970s with the spawn of science fiction conventions in America and anime … More Is the sub-trend of ‘Gender-Play’ becoming more of a Normality than regular Cosplay?
After adding all the content that I wanted to feature on my online portfolio, I thought that it was best to look back at the user feedback that I had gotten from my followers on Twitter. I have added a little more diverse in my content since then by adding more varied subjects of photography … More Final Tweaks to Layout and Design of Online Portfolio
Last week at the Thought bubble Comic Book convention I asked a few cosplayers to take part in a min photo-shoot for my ‘Editorial Photography’ module. Below are the images that I personally feel are the best and I am hoping that I can fit them on to the photography aspect of my online portfolio. … More Adding more Photography to the Portfolio.
One of the essential aspects of my online portfolio for this module is to add a content curation. As I had already done an online curation of a story I felt fairly confident about adding this to my site. I think I was lucky in comparison to other students on my course as I already … More Content Curation.
After my last post, I felt that it would be a good idea to get some feedback from my followers through Twitter as to me this was the type of audience that I wanted to attract. As mentioned in the previous post, I had thought it might be good to get feedback from friends and … More User Availability Feedback
Mid 1970s supposed origin/sci-fi fandom overlapping anime fandom, challenging medium worthy of attention. Anime considered to be one of the most wired fandoms in the world-“Cosplay is one of the most visible aspects of a vibrant fan culture, and is invariably picked up by the mainstream media.” Some cosplayers will go as far to travel … More Cosplay, Lolita and Gender in Japan and Australia: An Introduction Notes.
Starting cosplay at the tender age of 4 in which she created a character from Super Mario Bros, Holly Conrad is another one of the most famous cosplayers in the world. In comparison to Jessica Nigri, Holly chooses to hone her craftsmanship and mostly design costumes that are based around skill and technique; with the … More Dissecting the Cosplayer: Holly Conrad
With this addition to my research, I wanted to compare the level of quality in the costumes of two very different cosplayers. In my next post I will be dissecting the work of Holly Conrad; but in this post I will be looking in to the work of sexy cosplayers Jessica Nigri. Notably one of … More Dissecting the Cosplayer: Jessica Nigri
“In its purest form, cosplay is akin to performance art, taking on the habits of a particular character though costume, accessories, gesture or attitude; therefore not simply dressing up but rather inhabiting a role physically and mentally.” Key issues around the relationship between industry and consumers Commercial industries being vitally important in how fans define … More ‘Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between industry and Fandom’ Notes
As part of my final hand-in for my ‘Project Pitch and Plan’ module for this semester, we have been asked to write an academic report that analyses all the data that we have collected throughout this semester. As I am now starting to come to a close with my research findings, especially now that I … More Planning the Research Report (Week Commencing 28/10/13)