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This was a Photobooth at Anime Evolution, a cosplay* and gaming convention, set in UBC, vancouver. Participants paid a small fee for five minutes… Read More
This was a Photobooth at Anime Evolution, a cosplay* and gaming convention, set in UBC, vancouver. Participants paid a small fee for five minutes in front of the camera to document their hard work creating fabulous costumes. *(from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay) Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), short for "costume play",[1] is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often[2] drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and Sci-Fi. Favourite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa. There is also a subset of cosplay culture centered around sex appeal, with cosplayers specifically choosing characters that are known for their attractiveness and/or revealing (even explicit) costumes. Read Less
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Anime Evolution is (or rather was) Vancouver’s premier event celebrating Japanese animation, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. Our featured activities include interactive panel discussions with industry guests, cultural demonstrations, 24-hour video rooms, cosplay contests, an AMV contest, a charity auction, evening dances, and creative workshops. We also offer LAN, tabletop, LARP, and console gaming rooms.

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