Casual Cosplay

Compared to Erica's outfit, Abby's Peter Pan casual cosplay is clearly more masculine, distinguishing it from a Tinker Bell look. This is not to say that all Peter Pan casual cosplays must lean masculine; after all, since at least 1904, ...

Author: Krystal Everdeen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982150594

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Channel your favourite movie character and add a little magic to your everyday wardrobe with this enchanting and illuminating guide to casual cosplay.

Fake Geek Girls

Fan merchandise generally, and this category of everyday cosplay most specifically, productively opens up an underdeveloped space to address how class shapes the capacity to sartorially enunciate fan identity. • Covert Everyday Cosplay: ...

Author: Suzanne Scott

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479879571

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within pop culture fan communities When Ghostbusters returned to the screen in 2016, some male fans of the original film boycotted the all-female adaptation of the cult classic, turning to Twitter to express their disapproval and making it clear that they considered the film’s “real” fans to be white, straight men. While extreme, these responses are far from unusual, with similar uproars around the female protagonists of the new Star Wars films to full-fledged geek culture wars and harassment campaigns, as exemplified by the #GamerGate controversy that began in 2014. Over the past decade, fan and geek culture has moved from the margins to the mainstream as fans have become tastemakers and promotional partners, with fan art transformed into official merchandise and fan fiction launching new franchises. But this shift has left some people behind. Suzanne Scott points to the ways in which the “men’s rights” movement and antifeminist pushback against “social justice warriors” connect to new mainstream fandom, where female casting in geek-nostalgia reboots is vilified and historically feminized forms of fan engagement—like cosplay and fan fiction—are treated as less worthy than male-dominant expressions of fandom like collection, possession, and cataloguing. While this gender bias harkens back to the origins of fandom itself, Fake Geek Girls contends that the current view of women in fandom as either inauthentic masqueraders or unwelcome interlopers has been tacitly endorsed by Hollywood franchises and the viewer demographics they selectively champion. It offers a view into the inner workings of how digital fan culture converges with old media and its biases in new and novel ways.

A Kid s Guide to Fandom

Take a look at their creations and tutorials and tons of screen captures or reference pictures of the costume you want to duplicate. CASUAL COSPLAY So maybe you're not ready to construct a full-blown mech suit yet, but don't worry, ...

Author: Amy Ratcliffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762498772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Help young fans get in touch with their inner geeks with the ultimate guidebook for creating, sharing, and enjoying the world of fandom. Being a fan is a big deal. Whether it's comics, video games, podcasts, cosplay, books, films, or something else, there are so many ways to share and celebrate with the things that you love. So, it's high time for a guide to help young fans navigate the world of fandom and its many flourishing communities—from fan works to cosplay, gaming, podcasting, and more! Filled with history, trivia, tips and advice to getting started, and insight from creators and artists from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, A Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect geeky primer for young fans. Organized by type of fandom medium, each chapter offers a brief introduction, facts, history sidebars, and easy to digest information on how to: Create Fan Fic or Fan Art Design and Create a Cosplay Start a Podcast Design and Create Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games) Find and Create Supportive Communities Find and Attend Conventions Plus, interviews with popular creatives like Alan Gratz, Erin Lefler, Jen Bartel, Daniel José Older, Rose Eveleth, Kat Kruger, Jordan Dené Ellis, Liz Crowder, and more.

Cosplay Crash Course

... powder pigment and liquid paints used in an airbrush. Alcohol-based body paints last the longest but are harder to remove. For casual cosplay, water-based is the way to go. Body Painting Tools Sponges are the most common tool for.

Author: Mina Petrovic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354830

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Cosplay lets you step out of your own skin and into someone else's shoes (or boots, or paws...). This beginner's guide helps you walk that walk with confidence in an awesome costume of your own creation. True to the cosplay spirit of collaboration, Cosplay Crash Course shares favorite tricks and techniques from some of the community's most imaginative artists. Step by step, you'll learn how to turn ordinary fabrics, inexpensive toys, easy-to-manipulate thermoplastics, wigs and other humble materials into original costumes you'll wear with pride. Whether you're making fabulous feathers, metallic armor, wicked horns, lifelike claws or form-fitting boots, this book puts it all within your reach. You'll even learn awesome hair and makeup effects to complete the look. Use this inside advice to fast-forward through years of trial and error; learn to select the best fabrics and adhesives and to make practical choices for comfort and wearability. Armed with the know-how in these pages and a spirit of adventure, who will you become? Everything you need to dress your part! • 25+ step-by-step projects for creating authentic-looking props, costumes and accessories • Easy techniques and clever shortcuts from nine international cosplay artists • How to manipulate wigs, extensions and your own hair to create unique and expressive looks • Awesome makeup effects, from tattoos and zombie bites to tricks for making faces appear more feminine or masculine • Bonus tips for striking a pose and snapping dynamic, in-character photos

The Courteous Power 92

Hijab Cosplay in Indonesia Cosplay or costume play is a performance art in which participants or cosplayers wear ... 46 Nonetheless , as cosplay has become a global phenomenon , casual cosplay events , where participants dress up to ...

Author: John D. Ciorciari

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472054978


Page: 332

View: 680


Examining the pivotal relationship between Japan and Southeast Asia, as it has changed and endured into the Indo-Pacific Era

Experiencing Cinema

Another interviewee likens the experience of everyday cosplaying to becoming a superhero, explaining that the foundation of cosplay is 'an act of defiance against societal norms. Defying society, defying reality, defying our own ...

Author: Emma Pett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501352058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Film is often conceived as a medium that is watched rather than experienced. Existing studies of film audiences, and of media reception more broadly, have revealed the complexity of viewing practices and cultures surrounding cinema-going and its exhibition spaces. Experiencing Cinema offers the first in-depth study of participant engagement with a range of experiential media forms derived from cinema culture. From sing-a-long screenings to theatrical extravaganzas, a broad spectrum of alternative film-going practices and immersive spaces are explored and analysed in this original audience study. Moving from intimate community gatherings to blockbuster urban venues, from isolated farmhouses to Olympic stadia, Experiencing Cinema considers the lure and value of these popular events. Often attracting a diverse, intergenerational range of participants, from early-adopter urban hipsters to DIY rural communities, the growing demand for participatory cinema within the contemporary marketplace is analysed alongside broader debates circulating around the move away from traditional tiered seating and increased audience mobility and the de-centring of the film text.

Carnival to Catwalk

cosplay as a specific form of costume requiring scholarly investigation probably stem from the fact that regular ... or a restaurant in more casual cosplay: wig, makeup, and contemporary clothing [where they] hang out and have fun.

Author: Benjamin Linley Wild

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350015012

Category: Design

Page: 224

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From West African masquerades to Venetian carnivals and New York society galas, fancy dress has long been used to convey important social and political messages. The only form of clothing that all people, regardless of gender, race, class or sexuality are likely to wear at some point in their lives, fancy dress is a symbol of both escapism and protest; it stands for a vision of fantasy and fun, while also confronting the reality of cultural stereotypes. Exploring all the allure, playfulness and daring of dressing up, Carnival to Catwalk takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the global history of fancy dress. Drawing on a treasure-trove of textual and visual resources, the book encompasses Halloween festivities and transvestite clubs, Mardi Gras parades and gatherings at Versailles, revealing how fancy dress has long been used to celebrate as well as to disguise individual identity. Vividly chronicling evidence from the Middle Ages to the modern day, cultural historian Benjamin Wild throws open the historical dressing-up box and demonstrates the enduring appeal of fancy dress, as it becomes an increasingly central part of modern couture and clothing design. Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, Carnival to Catwalk is a remarkable resource for scholars, students and costume enthusiasts alike.

Anatomy of a Cosplayer

He has one daughter. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force and has severe anxiety issues that, believe it or not, cosplaying has helped tremendously with. Tim considers himself a casual cosplayer that really just loves to ...

Author: James Hannon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546247111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

View: 499


COSPLAY - Its a word that invokes a multitude of reactions and explanations. From comic conventions, to charity events, to movie premieres and parades, there are people donning the costumes and personas of every character from comics, video games, pop culture, and even internet memes. And behind the masks and tights of this costumed community are everyday people - doctors, lawyers, police officers, firefighters, soldiers, and a lot of computer professionals of all ages, genders and races. Author James Hannon introduces you to a cross-section of costumers, and takes you behind-the-scenes of cosplay life over the last decade. From the small niche of early Star Trek and Star Wars costumers to the modern cosplayer community, meet the people who have been there along the way. ANATOMY OF A COSPLAYER has everything you ever wanted to know about cosplaying, but didnt know (or were too afraid) to ask. Learn about the costumers - the how and why they got into this hobby. Read about some of the larger costumed organizations, and their impact on the community and fandoms worldwide. Join others on their individual cosplay adventures and learn how they deal with the changing environment, costuming skill development, and what it really takes to survive a convention. Hear from over 70 cosplayers as they honestly tell of their experiences, good and bad, within this silly, yet rewarding thing we call COSPLAY

Theme Park Fandom

Brock, Nettie A., 'The Everyday Disney Side: Disneybounding and Casual Cosplay', Journal of Fandom Studies, 5, 3 (2017), 301–315. Buckingham, David, 'Dissin' Disney: Critical Perspectives on Children's Media Culture', Media, ...

Author: Rebecca Williams

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048532612

Category: Social Science


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Theme Park Fandom argues that serious study of theme parks and their adult fans has much to tell us about contemporary transmediality and convergence, themed and immersive spaces, and audience relationships with places of meaning. Considering the duopoly of Disney and Universal in Orlando, the book explores a range of theme park experiences including planning trips, meeting characters, eating and drinking, engaging in practices such as cosplay and re-enactment, and memorializing lost attractions. Highlighting key themes such as immersion, materiality, cultural distinctions, and self-identity, the book argues that theme parks are a crucial site for the exploration of transmediality and the development of paratexts. Proposing the key concepts of spatial transmedia and haptic fandom, the book offers analysis of the intersections between fandom, media texts, and merchandise, as well as fans' own affective and physical responses to visiting the parks.

Be Dazzled

This is why we try to do most of our shopping on Friday, when all the artists have the most stock, then spend Saturday in our best cosplay. Finally, Sunday involves casual cosplay meant for socializing. Networking.

Author: Ryan La Sala

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492682707

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 655


Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making—for creation. He's always chosen his art over everything—and everyone—else and is determined to make his mark at this year's biggest cosplay competition. If he can wow there, it could lead to sponsorship, then art school, and finally earning real respect for his work. There's only one small problem... Raffy's ex-boyfriend, Luca, is his main competition. Raffy tried to make it work with Luca. They almost made the perfect team last year after serendipitously meeting in the rhinestone aisle at the local craft store—or at least Raffy thought they did. But Luca's insecurities and Raffy's insistence on crafting perfection caused their relationship to crash and burn. Now, Raffy is after the perfect comeback, one that Luca can't ruin. But when Raffy is forced to partner with Luca on his most ambitious build yet, he'll have to juggle unresolved feelings for the boy who broke his heart, and his own intense self-doubt, to get everything he's ever wanted: choosing his art, his way.