Cosers & Cosplay
3bn points us to this article about Taiwanese Cosers which reports a growing number of Taiwanese youth who call themselves “cosers” and wear fashion based on Japanese manga animation. When PSFK looked just now on Flickr, there were 183,894 results for photos matching ‘cosplay‘. The AFP reports:
“Cosers admire the ‘manga’ or ‘anime’ characters and want to imitate them. It is a passion for them to recreate the looks, the costumes and props,” said Chang, herself a coser for many years.