Japan Week: What is Cosplay?
Cosplay is short for Costume Play and is now understood as a hobby that encompasses dressing up as one’s favourite fictional character. These characters can be from manga and anime, video games and lately even animated and real life American films and TV shows. While the trend originated in the US, the term itself was coined in Japan, where cosplay is a well-known hobby. Over time, cosplay has become more and more popular in the Western world and as such has its own communities here.
In this little introduction to the world of cosplay Lilly Kirchner will share her experiences as a cosplayer, inform what exactly cosplay encompasses, how the hobby should be understood and the struggles many cosplayers have to deal with.
This event is part of the University of Stirling's Japan Week 2018. The event is free to attend and open to all, but places should be booked in advance here.
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RSVP: This event is part of the University of Stirling's Japan Week 2018. The event is free to attend and open to all, but places should be booked in advance here.