Japan Week: What is Cosplay?

19 Feb ‘18
Cosplay, JW2018

5.30PM - 6.15PM

Venue: Seminar room 2x4, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

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.

Getting here
For information on car-parking, directions to the campus and public transport, please see our Getting here pages.  To help you locate our venues, please see our Campus Map and Cottrell Building Internal Map.

Further information
Details of our other Japan Week events can be found on our Events Calendar.  For further information, please contact us at events@stir.ac.uk or on 01786 467033 / 467055.




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