Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Cosplayers

I went to the opening of Kyoichi Tsuzuki's "Cosplay: Both Sides of the Mask" exhibition at the FCCJ last night. Tsuzuki is famous for his shots of people in their rooms in Tokyo and other works (as well as being a magazine editor). This latest on-going project is of people mirrored next to their cosplay (costume play) alter egos. He says, one aspect he wants to show is the everydayness of the people – these aren't necessarily otaku geeks, aren't isolated obsessives, but are ordinary, mostly young people, often from the suburbs, perhaps living with parents, perhaps working at a bank etc, who just dress up in their spare time…

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