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Cosplay, 2012

In 2012 I had a chance to visit an Anime event that took place in our city. The people there really caught my mind. They live in a different world a cosplay world. Cosplay is a costume role play, which is their alternate reality. They stay in the game, because it helps them substitute the reality with a more enjoyable fantasy world.
In this project I wanted to show the reality these people live in and how the way they look matches their inner world. There are plenty of ways to escape from reality and dive into fantasy. But the one that is provided by cosplay subculture seems the most interesting and creative to me. Using costumes to protect themselves from the real world, cosplayers create their own reality where they live by their own rules.