Kosupure is the Japanese term for Cosplay, which is a portmanteau of costume and play. Cosplay is an aspect of popular culture whereby people dress up as characters, mostly from anime, manga, games and films. The portraits in this project show individuals dressed as their characters. I wanted to explore the fascination that people have with these characters and way they choose to portray them. Each costume has been hand-made, which shows the dedication and time that people have put into them. I wanted to allow tender link between the persona of the individual and the unique character they choose to inhabit to be shown in the photographs.
Eugenijus Barzdius • James Doran • Katrina Forey • Christian Fowler • Ryan Grimley • Owen Harvey • Steve Jewitt • Joseph Jinks • Dimitra Kountiou • Olivia Martin • Scott Martin • Denise Marie Myers • Briony Oates • Gabriella Rose • Luke Santilli • Cathy Sharples • Mandy Thomas •