IDEAS FOR SHOW
Publication Fan Fiction, Cosplay
Storylines taken from online RP https://veritas-roleplay.tumblr.com/
With the act of cosplaying, of creating and wearing a costume that
represents not just a fandom but also themselves, the cosplayer engages in a unique
act of self-expression and identity play.
Horn attests, “Clothing, as part of the body-image, acts as a ‘second
skin’ in establishing the physical boundaries of the self” (1968, 90). However,
although I am intrigued by the idea of a “second skin,” I propose that rather than
creating boundaries, costuming allows the wearers to transcend those boundaries—
especially those that are dictated by physical restrictions or societal norms.