Cosplay: Where Characters Come to Life

I have a buddy from college who’s really passionate about the world of cosplay. If you don’t know, cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime. This is pretty inspiring if you think about it. People are so passionate about the stories and characters created in these worlds that they spend a lot of time and money on creating costumes to look like their favorite characters. He takes it to a whole other level and turns the portraits taken of them into pure art. Here’s a comparison below of what a character looks like in an illustration vs photo:

You could only be so lucky to create something that has a fan base so passionate that they’ll dress up as your characters. Cosplay creates communities of people that love a good story and a good character. Who’s your favorite character?

A few more pics below for you to check out: