Cosplay has taken the world by storm. I feel like years ago it was more underground and today it has hit the mainstream media. Every comic convention houses people who dress up as their favorite character from a movie, video game, tv show, etc…basically any person from a work of fiction.
It has become such a big event, that there is an International Cosplay Day starting on August 24 and 25, 2013.
In order to celebrate, I think it only makes sense to show off some of my favorite cosplay videos.
Here is some more info taken from the website:
This 24th-25th of August 2013 will be a day like no other. You will wake up. You will put on cosplay (you will hopefully shower before hand). And you will live without regulations. It WILL be bold. It WILL be daring. But know that out there in the world, others will be joining you on this epic endeavor. Welcome to International Cosplay Day founded by Cosplayer Jennifer Alice International Cosplay Day is a celebration for Cosplayers with meet-ups held in Florida, Washington, DC, Japan and other locations around the world.
For those who are unfamiliar Cosplay is a Japanese term meaning Costume play as coined by Nov Takahashi head of the Japanese Studio, Studio Hard. This is when fans of Japanese animation and comics dress up as their favorite characters by making their own costumes.
International Cosplay Day is sponsored by DC Anime Club a non for profit youth base organization in Washington, DC whose purpose is to educate people in Washington, DC about East Asian culture through Japanese Animation (anime) and comics (manga). International Cosplay Facebook group page is a good place to meet people from your area and start brainstorming. If you wish to have an International Cosplay Day event in your area please contact International Cosplay Day Founder/Admin Jennifer Alice with your event.
International Cosplay Day will take place at the following locations:
Woodly Park Zoo 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
São Paulo, Brazil
Norman Landscape Central Park New York, New York.
Greenville, South Carolina
Downers Grove, Illinois
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
For more information about International Cosplay Day please visit the International Cosplay Day on the following sites:
Facebook Group page
Facebook Fan page
Also follow International Cosplay Day’s Sponsor DC Anime Club at the following websites
Facebook group page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DCAnimeClub/ (Members only)
America’s Greatest Otaku Chris Wanamaker
About International Cosplay Day:
International Cosplay Day was founded by Cosplayer Jennifer Alice in Celebration for Cosplayers with meet-ups held in Florida, Washington, DC, Japan and other locations around the world. Sponsored by non for profit youth base organization DC Anime Club.