Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What is Cosplay

         Cosplay, is the contraption of the words “Costume” and “play” (So It's not a shocker that our event that we are having in March is going to be called "Costume Art Play"). Those who casplay are known as “cosplayers” or in Japan simply reyazu for “players.”
         So, what is cosplay exactly? It is the act of dressing up as a character from animes, comics, videogames, manga, movies, books, and even Visual-Kei rock bands in Japan. Also lets not forget about Lolita (goth and sweet), Decor and Kawaii. Don't confuse what is the art of cosplay for a Halloween costume, because they're not the same. You may get many arguments on this subject for the 
         The term “cosplay” was coined by Nov Takahashi in 1984, while attending a sci-fi convention in LosAngles. He was so impressed by the costume masquerade that he wrote about it in Japanese sci-fi magazines. Word spread quickly through Japan of this new  proformance art. And the rest is history. Many people believe cosplay originated in Japan, but that’s not necessarily true. Forrest J. Ackerman inspired fan-costuming worldwide when he wore the first futuristic costume, made by Myrtle R. Douglas, to the 1st World Science Fiction Convention in 1939 in Caravan Hall in New York. Don't get it twisted thought Cosplaying is a great part of modern Japanese culture.

now that that you all just got educated in in the art lets go over what we have established for the 

Costume Art Play Event

    • probably going to be in early march but this will change according to how the plan plays out.
    • there is going to be a cosplay fashion show (depeanding on the number of people who sign up this will be split into a various number of fashion shows.
    • we do plan to have a couple of panel speakers
    • also a cosplay ball 
we need as many supporters as we can get to make this happen people!!!