People have a lot of assumptions about the cosplay industry, but I think we only judge what we do not understand.
So, attending and covering my first ever cosplay event at Alodia Gosienfiao’s Birthday Bash was intense, interesting and fun.
It’s just a theory and an observation, but what I find fascinating about subcultures is how they relate to the mainstream. Ironic, right?
Meriam Webster defines subculture as “…a social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society.”
But I think subcultures might be an intensified and exaggerated microcosm of everyday realities. Cosplay, which is short for “costume play,” is the act of putting on costumes to look like fictional characters from comic books, games, etc.
Some people say that cosplay might be a form of absurd escapism, which is a “habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or…
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