Cosplay in Libraries

Cosplay in Libraries

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Cosplay, comics, anime, and geek culture have exploded into the mainstream over recent years and have resulted in a thriving community of costume enthusiasts and pop culture fans. Todaya€™s cosplayers find inspiration on the pages of comics, classic literature, and even history, as well as film, television, and video games to inform their creative and oftentimes elaborate ensembles. They utilize all manner of materials and techniques including 3D printers, thermoplastics, craft foam, fabric and more to design their costumes and props. Libraries on the leading edge are already embracing this new worldwide sensation by integrating cosplay into their programming and events. Learn all about the world of cosplay and how you can host cosplay events, workshops, makerspaces, clubs, and more in your library! This one-stop guide includes quotes and interviews with librarians who are incorporating cosplay into their programming as well as with cosplayers. Youa€™ll also find 32 full-color photographs of cosplay in action to give you both ideas and inspiration for getting started!This guide will take librarians on a tour of all of the major tools, materials, and technologies that these costumers are using in order to bring their creations ... One of my first cosplay experiences was in the summer of 2012 when Midtown Comics put out a call for Marvel cosplayers to take part in the filming of TLCa#39;s Cake Boss TV show for a special episode dedicated to Spider-Mana#39;s fiftieth anniversary.

Title:Cosplay in Libraries
Author:Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-10-16


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