Layout & Design
Xin Xin, Shu, Charisse
Shana, Rae, Joyce
As a content creator from the cosplay subculture, I have faced my fair shares of odd looks and questionings. COSPLAY (コスプレ) is a fast-growing worldwide phenomenon which originated in Japan. It is a portmanteau of the words costume and play. The practice involves transforming into a fictional character through costuming and make-up. It has evolved into a performing art that often calls for the creator to learn multiple professions—make-up artist, patternmaker, tailor, 3D model maker, concept artist, and etc. A few cosplayers have even managed to make it a full-time career. Despite the fact, it is largely looked down upon and misunderstood by the general public.
Through a unique lens filled with fantastical oddity, wonderment, and just a hint of darkness, I study and comment on socio-political issues in my design.
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