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)
As you can see in the video above, I attended the second day of Thoughtbubble decked out in my Poison Ivy cosplay. Like I mention above, I still cannot believe the amount of attention that I had gotten today from attendees and cosplayers alike! It was incredibly humbling to have so many people come up … More Thoughtbubble Convention Day 2
Today was the first day of Thoughtbubble’s weekend convention; for which I have decided to experiment with a little cosplaying of my own. If you follow me on Instagram or even look down the side of my blog you will have seen the cosplay outfit that I decided to wear today to see if I … More Thoughtbubble Festival Convention Day One.
Below you will find the list of questions that I have devised for my cosplayer interviews. Some of the questions are quite broad as I want to gain a better understanding of the subject however there are some that are quite specific. I am looking to see how the cosplayers I interview feel not only … More Cosplay Interview Questions.
Method vs Methodology: Methods: Participant observation, interview Specific tasks to be used in research Methodology: Is the science of research Solve the research problem Includes the methods but also the logic behind the method, the justification of a method for a scientific research type, the justification of certain analysis Categorisation of research By scope … More Research Methodology
As this project requires a key aspect of writing a research report, it is essential that I learn to use Harvard referencing effectively to show not only the amount but the quality of research that I have obtained for my Cosplay project and most importantly to avoid any form of plagiarism. Due to … More Guidelines for Harvard Referencing my project.