Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life

We rated this book:


Whether you consider it Halloween costumes for adults, being your “true” self, letting loose and having some fun, or a combination of all those, the activity of cosplay has achieved national popularity in a short amount of time over the decades. Cosplay discusses every part, directly and indirectly, related to cosplay to comprehensively analyze this popular event and how it has changed and adapted.

While non-fiction, the information is presented with fictional enjoyment to assist the reader with feeling nearby and part of the action. The book contains pictures and information from the first conference in 1939, showcasing science-fiction fashion styles and interests, how styles and interests changed and adapted with the introduction of Star Wars and other well-known cult classics, to how cosplay has impacted and continues to present itself in our current society.

Having limited knowledge of cosplay, I appreciated the in-depth knowledge that Cosplay provided for me; it was informative yet enjoyable and understandable to both read the text and study the pictures from throughout time. Cosplay has become a part of people’s lives and brings such happiness and joy that really, what is there not to like?

Reviewed By:

Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Gallery / Saga Press
Publish Date 28-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781534455825 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category History