Jun 7, 2019
This week, Dress: Fancy speaks with Professor Therèsa M. Winge
from Michigan State University to explore the compelling,
complicated and challenging world of cosplay. A distinct form of
fancy dress, cosplay is unique for enabling people to explore
themselves and their society by adopting the clothing and character
traits of favourite (fictional) characters. As Professor Winge
explains, few forms of costume are simultaneously as escapist and
revealing about contemporary society and politics as this
increasingly popular entertainment.
- Therèsa M. Winge, Costuming Cosplay: Dressing
- Therèsa M. Winge, ‘Costuming the Imagination: Origins of Anime
and Manga Cosplay’, Mechademia, 1 (2006), 65-76.
- Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon, The Superhero
Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and
- James Pethokoukis, ‘Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for
the U.S. economy’, The Week (9 October 2014). https://theweek.com/articles/443181/why-rise-cosplay-bad-sign-economy.
- Adam Ozimek, ‘No, The Rise Of Cosplay Is Not A Bad Sign For The
U.S. Economy’, Forbes (14 October 2014). https://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2014/10/14/no-the-rise-of-cosplay-is-not-a-bad-sign-for-the-u-s-economy/#1bd1b4a66f41.