Cosplay Photography Book on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Have you ever dressed up like your favorite character? Cosplay in America author Ejen Chuang wants to create a new book profiling cosplayers and how they create their elaborate costumes.

Chuang hopes to raise $35,000 to cover the costs of traveling (for research purposes) and printing the finished book. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think? Here’s more about the project:

The process of cosplay doesn’t get covered often. This next book will be a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs as well as portraits. We may see cosplayers trek to the hardware store to find the right PVC pipe for a prop. We might watch the search for the proper fabric for a costume. Whether cosplayers are spray painting under the hot sun or hunched over a sewing machine at midnight, I want to document it.

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