Chinese cosers dress as the 12 Zodiac with the Goddess Athena from the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya. The subculture of cosplay is hugely popular in China.

What cosplay is like in China, where home-grown heroes thrive, ‘play’ is emphasised and it’s not all about copying

  • China’s cosplay market is uniquely open to interpretation due to its isolation behind the Great Firewall
  • The practice itself has a profound effect on the identities of ‘cosers’, as they combine their own sense of self with the personalities and values of fictional characters
Topic |   Fashion
Chinese cosers dress as the 12 Zodiac with the Goddess Athena from the Japanese manga series Saint Seiya. The subculture of cosplay is hugely popular in China.
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