0

October 7, 2015 AT 9:00 am

How Cosplay Has Changed in the Last 14 Years

Morrigan Cosplay

As cosplay becomes ever more popular, it changes. That’s what happens to hobbies when more materials are more widely available than ever before. Gathering supplies to make your own costumes has never been so easy. Cosplayer Lauren Faits has been crafting her own costumes for 14 years, and she recently wrote about 14 things that have changed in that time. The number of cosplayers and the supporting market — including photographers — has grown hugely since then. Faits touches on how much easier it is to gather reference materials now, how wigs are simpler to find, and how there are more conventions to attend. She also mentions Worbla:

Worbla wasn’t invented yet. …Or at least it hadn’t come to America, I dunno. Now, we not only have Worbla’s Finest Art, we also have transparent AND black variants. What did people used to make armor out of? Well, we had craft foam/funky foam/foamies, cardboard, spray paint… but frankly, there wasn’t a lot of armor.

Read her article on Chicago Now to see how much cosplay has changed since the early 2000s.

Top photo: Faits as Morrigan in Dragon Age by Matthew Sperzel Photography


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — How Intel Makes a Chip

Wearables — FOSSHAPE familiarity

Electronics — Stay disciplined with ERC

Biohacking — Itch Tracker for Apple Watch

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.