When we read that Jamie Lee Curtis was getting in costume to officiate her daughter’s cos-play wedding we got very intrigued. If cos-play is going to be big, then we need to know. So we asked style guru Kiyo Ohara the President of Dragon 88 one of LA’s hottest design firms to tell us more as she is quite the fan. “I love cosplay it’s a cross of fashion meets fantasy. These fans emulate their favorite characters from the costume to extensive accessories to hair/wigs and make-up! They even have Handlers that carry their accessories like swords, helmets, and capes and give out cards with their hashtags and social media accounts. They may not have a red carpet like the Oscars but who needs one in the virtual world!”
BUT what actually is cos-play “Think Halloween costume but all year-round and then dial it up to 11 – that sort of comes close to what cosplay ” She added “some cosplayers may also go above and beyond copying their character’s outfits – they might even ‘role-play’ as characters, copying their mannerisms and gestures”
Hmmm. So we asked her to go to a big cosplay gathering …….WonderCon in Anaheim …. and snap a few shots, and here they are.
P.S. we still think we are going to sit this fad out ……. at least for the time being