Cosplay World

Cosplay World

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***AUTHOR LUKE PLUNKET BASED IN CANBERRA*** For over 100 years, men and women around the world have been dressing up as their favourite characters from movies, games, comics, TV, and books. Beginning as a curiosity and hobby for social outcasts, it's now a global phenomenon, fuelled by the Internet and an explosion in geek fandom. This in-depth look at the world of cosplay includes interviews with stars like Yaya Han, Crystal Graziano, and Spiral Cats, offers insights into cosplay's history and current landscape, and explains its creative processes, like how Megan Marie built the perfect Wonder Woman costume. Cosplay World features over 200 compelling photographs, showcasing everything from campy 1970s costumes to cutting-edge suits engineered in workshops and built using space-age materials. The result is both a celebration of and an informed look at a popular means of self-expression that continues to fascinate. AUTHOR: Brian Ashcraft is Senior Contributing Editor for the video game site Kotaku, an arm of Gawker.com. He is the author of Arcade Mania! and Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential. Luke Plunkett is Contributing Editor for Kotaku. He is based in Canberra, Australia. 225 colour illustrations
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9783791349251
3791349252
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Plunkett, Luke - Author
Call Number: 792.026 ASH

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