Cosplay New Zealand vol. 1 (OUT OF PRINT)

Published 2014

“Cosplay is a hobby that attracts attention. For better or for worse, when cosplayers descend on an event they are highly visible, and act both as a free form of advertising for the event, and as a display of performance art. Costumes may be outlandish or deceptively simple, instantly recognisable or incredibly obscure; but all represent an individual’s passion for creativity and for the character they have chosen. The dedication and skill that goes into crafting these costumes can be appreciated by onlookers as well as other cosplayers, and cosplay is rapidly becoming recognised as an art form in its own right. This body of work examines cosplay and its transformation into a separate art form, and its representation within the New Zealand cosplay community.”