Sometimes cosplay does not go far enough.
I often thought to myself about how much fun it would be if people just dressed like fantasy characters as part of everyday life.
Then a few days ago, I saw this tweet from Joel Watson. It inspired me to create the comic above and to try to cement a brand new word into our language.
That word is “Cosplaymitment”.
As he has the only previous published reference to the word, Joel Watson becomes the creator of this new word. One which I hope will live long and prosper.
I want to see this new word taken to heart, and to hopefully see roving bands of anime characters walking down suburban streets on any old day of the week.
Just imagine getting pizza delivered by a Sasuke lookalike, or having the Guyver serve you at the petrol station.
You could see a blood elf serving you at the supermarket, or Pikachu fixing your car.
It may sound silly to you, but I think it would add so much more fun into our everyday lives. The japanese kind of already do this, in places like Harajuku, where on Sundays, people dressed in many differnt styles of clothing ,including cosplay, gather to spend the day socializing.
Google for Harajuku images and you will see what I mean. (or just click here, because I have done this for you already).
How much fun does that look like? It would be awesome. If it is anything like the Cosplayers at Comic conventions, then you would also find they are pretty open and happy to talk to anyone. It would be like a party everyday!
So, my challenge to you is this – Next time you have free dress / casual friday at work, take the plunge and really work that freedom to it’s upper limits.
Throw on your superhero costume or splinter cell outfit (yes, I know you have one…) and go to work.
It is sure to liven up the day and everyone will thank you.
Looking for a cool new online comics to read?
Well you are in luck, because I have two to recommend to you today! I really like the art in these comics and I hope you do to.
Go now, and check out:
“Tinkers of the wasteland” by Rulo Trevino. (Just FYI – this link takes you to the start of the story)
And he has more excellent art here : http://trevinoart.com/
“The Strange High House in the Mist” by Jason Thompson.