I love that someone is doing a cosplay video in the states! I wish I could help you, I will be in Chicago from Jan 22nd-26th visiting relatives, but no conventions sadly in that part of the country. Anime Boston in April is the only large scale convention I have planed for this year. Then a few smaller cons and event, but all in the New England area. If you decide to come this way I can pull an interesting group together for you.
All the best with your project and I can’t wait to see it!!
I’m happy a non-cosplayer is directing this film, it makes it more enjoyable and unbiased. I also don’t cosplay, but find it interesting. I’m glad you took the time to document this for your thesis–I think you’ll open a lot of eyes of those who either know nothing about cosplay, or have judged cosplay negatively.
Good luck! 😀
I just came across this project and I think it’s a great idea! I’m 22 and my parents are among the many that “just don’t get it,” and think it’s for kids and anyone over high-school age is either immature or creepy. My grandmother even thinks that “this any-may thing” is a cult where we worship the devil and sacrifice. Oddly enough they’re all perfectly supportive during the whole process of me making things up until when I go, and completely supportive when I’m doing a commission for “someone else to go make a fool of themselves” (double standards?). If you haven’t already you should try to get some interviews with any parents in your area (and the cosplayer of course, separately) that would be willing to host an interview.
Also another interesting thing are the levels of cosplay skill– from what I’ve seen on the clips they’re all journeymen and below, or people who have bought pre-made costumes. I understand that’s the majority, but going into the different levels of personal skill and dedication would be extremely useful for those who are especially close-minded against this hobby. It’s amazing the work some craftsmen (especially engineers and fine arts professionals) put into everything.
I’m sooo excited about this and i cant wait to see it, maybe it will open peoples eyes to the world of cosplay. i have met plenty of people who do’nt get cosplayers or cosplaying at all, but i also know a lot of people who live it and cant go without it (like me), making your own cosplay is hard work sometimes , and coming up with the money to but one is sometimes harder, but in the end when you go to the con with your costume on its sooooo worth it. i have been called names before but i honestly do not care because i kn ow that i am obsessed with the world of cosplay and i would not give it up for anything. Plus going to conventions, I have always made plenty of new friends and had HECKA FUNNY EXPERIENCES.
I can’t believe someone is making a documentary on Cosplay! I’m 17 and i’ve been a cosplayer for about a year and a half. I love it!
Do you know if the documentary will be shown in the UK? If not, I’m going to America to see it! 😛
I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS DOCUMENTARY. ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND WENT TO OUR FIRST CONVENTION LAST YEAR (ACEN IN ROSEMONT) AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN THAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR (MAY 14TH-16TH). CANT WAIT UNTIL THIS FILM COMES OUT!
I’m uber excited for this!!!
I’m so glad you guys came to Kansas City!
It feels amazing to even just have a pic up here by you guys from my very first con! I cannot WAIT to see the movie! I hope I am in it X3
This is so amazing! It’s great that you’re making a documentary about cosplay!
I stumbled on this site while looking up facts about the history of cosplay for my drama class (we’re making documentaries). I’m an avid cosplayer and I’m glad that you’re taking this seriously. Cosplay involves a lot of different people from different backgrounds and brings them together to have fun. I’ve made many friends through cosplay and I hope you can do the same! 😀
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November 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm
It’s great to see another documentary being filmed in the US that shows cosplay in a positive light and the effect and evolution it can have on one’s self and self-esteem.