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Documentaries on Cosplay
My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers (2013)
Teens and young adults discovering their true identities while dressing up as fictional characters.
Cosplayer Nation (2014)
"Cosplay" is the act of costume play, popularly seen from anime to comic conventions. See for yourself, a documentary covering its history in America, with many stories, many personalities, and the course it may take.
Heroes of Cosplay (2013 - Present)
Cosworld is a tantalizing six-episode docuseries that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition. The series follows some of the hottest cosplay stars as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The show dives deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These individuals will constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prize and the chance to become a cosplay legend.
- Written by Syfy
Cosplay! Crafting a Secret Identity (2013)
A mainstay of "geek culture" for years, cosplay - a contraction of "Costume Play"- only recently emerged from the shadows of the sci-fi convention and into the mainstream. Cosplay involves participants dressing like characters from comic books, science fiction, video games, anime or other works of fiction. COSPLAY! CRAFTING A SECRET IDENTITY, produced by the team behind the Emmy-winning Four Days at Dragon*Con, ventures into the workshops and lives of people who elevate fantasy costuming to the professional level. The one-hour documentary examines both the pageantry on display at large conventions like Dragon Con, and also the art and skill involved in making these outlandish, complex costumes. Throughout, CNN.com's resident "geek expert" Ann Hoevel, cosplayer/journalist Meredith Placko and others act as guides through this fascinating subculture.
Cosplay Basics by
Publication Date: 2015-05-17
Cosplay Basics is a beginners handbook written and illustrated as a manga. It contains chapters on character research, costume purchasing and construction, props, hair, wigs and make-up and how to participate in a cosplay event.
Cosplay - the Beginner's Masterclass by
Publication Date: 2015-05-23
This 2016 edition of the title is a guide to cosplay culture and costume making: finding materials, planning your character and costume, constructing your costume and props and taking the show on the road and attending a convention.