Cosplay is a performance art that has taken the geek world by storm. From Comic Con to Anime Expo, cosplayers in dressed to the nines as their favorites characters fill convention halls and amaze us all. With it’s beginnings in 1990’s Japan, it has become a phenomenon at conventions all over and many cosplayers have raised to celebrity status in their communities. The art of cosplaying is so interesting, that it makes even the most newbie of geeks has a wishlist of characters they would want to cosplay, and here are mine.
This weekend is New York Comic Con, and one thing that is bound to be seen is cosplayers and their costumed identities. An issue that still affects cons today is the harassment of cosplayer, and I want to make it blatantly clear that cosplaying does not mean consent.