The Madeleine Brand Show for October 31, 2011

"Cosplay in America" opens at the ICON

Jimmy Hogan dresses up as his favorite Anime character.

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

The exhibit includes photos such as this one, with someone dressed as Frank the Bunny from "Donnie Darko" (2001).

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

Marvel Comics' Wolverine, one of the mutants in X-Men.

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

Superman, from DC Comics.

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

Cloud Strife, main protagonist in video game Final Fantasy VII

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

Faye Valentine and Spike Spiegel from the popular 1998 Japanese anime series "Cowboy Bebop."

Ejen Chuang's Cosplay in America

Cammy and Dhalsim from Street Fighter, a Capcom fighting game.


"Cosplay in America" is a new art exhibit dedicated to the practice of cosplay – short for costume play. The trend took off in Japan, where fans would dress in elaborate costumes as their favorite characters from Japanese anime cartoons. Jed Kim reports on its growing popularity here in the states.

For more information, visit Cosplay in America's website here.


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