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Costuming Cosplay : dressing the imagination

Author: Therèsa M Winge
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.
Series: Dress, Body, Culture Ser.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winge, Therèsa M.
Costuming Cosplay : Dressing the Imagination.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing USA, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Therèsa M Winge
ISBN: 9781350035928 1350035920 9781350035898 1350035890
OCLC Number: 1059419425
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Figures; Plates; Acknowledgments; Disclaimer; Chapter 1: Let's Cosplay!; Origins of Cosplay; History of Cosplay; Global Cosplay; Japan and Cosplay; Fan conventions; Why Cosplay?; Fantastic characters; Character costumes; Roleplay; Cosplay subculture; Cosplay and popular culture; Cosplay celebrities; Introductions to the Cosplay fan subculture; Cosplay research; Fandom ethnography; Researcher bias; Methodology; Cosplay themes; Book overview; Chapter 2: Cosplay fandom subculture; Cosplay fandom subculture; Cosplayers. Cosplay celebrities and professionalsCosplay fandom hierarchy; Cosplay fandom conventions; Cosplay fandom experiences; Fan prosumption; Fandom researchers; Summary; Chapter 3: It's not just a costume: Cosplay is a way of life; Cosplay constructs (themes); Costume makes the superhero: Cosplay costume; Mirror, mirror on the wall: Constructed representations; A picture is worth 140 characters: Photographs and videos; You gotta have friends: Social networks and communities; I am just roleplaying my character: Performativity and roleplaying; Cosplay is the mother of invention: Creativity. With great powers come great agency: Empowerment and self-determinationToto, we're not at the convention anymore: Escapism; It's not just a costume-Cosplay is a way of life: Devotion and obsession; Have fun! Fun and play; The Cosplay experience; Summary; Chapter 4: Dressing the part; Cosplay genres; Science fiction; Superhero/superheroine and supervillain/supervillainess; Anime and manga; Punk genre; Furry fandom; Videogames; Popular culture; Transmedia storytelling and characters; Cosplay characters; Mash-up characters; Original characters (OC); Dress and appearance; Making costumes. Costume as storytellingPurchasing Cosplay; Ritual of dressing in costume; Fan conventions in costume; Cosplay authenticity; Summary; Chapter 5: Girl power to the rescue; Dirty little secret; Women's work; Halloween versus Cosplay; Exoticization and exploitation; Conflicted bodies and identities; Disabilities with abilities; Family affair; Cosplay identities; Males in the Cosplay fandom; Hazing and gatekeepers; Cosplay fan inclusivity; Cosplay is NOT consent; Costumed bodies: Transformation, conflict, and occupation; Cosplay environment; Girl power; Summary; Chapter 6: Worlds of Cosplay future.
Series Title: Dress, Body, Culture Ser.
Responsibility: Therèsa M. Winge.

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[A] must-read for scholars of dress and culture or anyone interested in the complex world of cosplay and fandom. Winge's first-hand accounts and analysis of cosplay costume are insightful and Read more...

 
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