Cosplay is not just for kids anymore

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Marcy LaRue as Effie Trinket from “The Hunger Games” at Starfest 2012 (Heather Maloney)

By, Heather Maloney

Costumes come in all shapes and sizes. Yes, children dress up at Halloween, however adults spend a great deal of money and time creating the perfect costume. Many fandom conventions now include a costume contest where attendees display their amazing, and sometimes not so amazing, craftsmanship and imagination.

One of the most popular and universal fractions of cosplay is Steampunk. This is a genre which melds modern pop culture ideas with Victorian technology, or steam powered technology. The creativity in Steampunk has no limits. Popular franchises such as “Tron”, “Ghostbusters” and even Anime can be incorporated into breathtakingly beautiful Steampunk creations.

Popular characters are another popular area of cosplay. Depending on the type of event, attendees commonly appear as their favorite characters from Science Fiction, Fantasy and Comic Book franchises. At the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles, fans use their creativity to design unique and fun “Doctor Who” costumes. It is not uncommon to run into a female version of a favorite doctor, or a child dressed as a scary villain.

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