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Asian Cosplay Innovative Creation Exhibition held in Taipei [Xinhua]

Posted in Cosplay, Taipei, Taiwan on May 3, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Two cosplay fans put on poses of cartoon figures during the 2-day Asian Cosplay Innovative Creation Exhibition in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, April 24, 2010. More than 1,000 cosplay fans took part in the exhibition. (Xinhua)

A cosplay fan puts on a unique pose of cartoon figure during the 2-day Asian Cosplay Innovative Creation Exhibition in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, April 24, 2010. More than 1,000 cosplay fans took part in the exhibition. (Xinhua)

I can’t not share these photos!  Cosplay, a kind of pop culture character costumed role play, came out of Japan and is now spread throughout eastern Asia and beyond.  It’s on the Chinese mainland, to what extent I don’t know.   Cosplay receives harsh criticism from some quarters for its superficiality and frivolity.  I was a very pathetic Vampire Hunter D at a small mainland cosplay event, the costume consisted of a face-obscuring black floppy hat, black clothes and cape, and toy sword.  No photos exist of that…fortunately or unfortunately.

Link to Xinhua photo article