[Week Five broadcast of “The Superhero Show” from WAMH 89.3 FM Amherst; originally aired 10/31/2015]
[Part 1 of 2 “Costumes? Cosplay!” Question]
Question of the week: What’s the difference between costuming and cosplaying?
To answer this question, we have to know how costuming really started, and what better way to find that out than to give a brief history of Halloween!
And of course, after that, we had to find a brief history of cosplay:
So where did we end up?
Costuming can be a bit vague (you can dress up a superhero by donning a mask) and passive since it’s you in different clothing whereas cosplaying requires taking on a specific character’s traits and clothing.
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