Aug 12, 2015
There is an entire subculture involving cosplay that is rapidly growing beyond the convention halls, and beginning to overlap more mainstream media and social outlets. With this increased exposure, however, comes the misconceptions and bias towards the art form, as well as towards those who embrace it, both recreationally and professionally.
Can an increased education and awareness of the nature of this activity help to dispel the misapprehension, both from the 'outside' observer? Furthermore, what can be done about problems of exclusion within the subculture itself?