While the cosplay subculture doesn’t have nearly enough videos as others to express how amazing it truly is, regardless if to some people it is just a hobby or a way of life, there are still some videos out there that caught our attention.
Cosplay: The Documentary
One of the most promising video projects out there is Erica Weatherbee’s (aka ReekaValentyne) ‘Cosplay: The Documentary’, which is set to come out sometime this fall or winter. The documentary intends to provide an insight into the cosplay community, to show how cosplay changes people by making new friends, and through the dedication and creativity with which people approach this hobby. From what we can see in the trailers they’ve released until now, it’s doing exactly that and we can’t wait to see the final product. You can check out an interview with Erica on Japanator; for more info on the documentary, check out their official website.
My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers
Josh Laner‘s ‘My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers’ will be chronicling the lives of 3 distinctly different cosplayers as they will be preparing their costumes for upcoming conventions. No release date has been set yet, and it looks like he’s still searching for the perfect beginner cosplayer, but we’re having high hopes for this one as well.
Cosplay Music Videos
While there are loads of anime music videos out there, there are only a few cosplay music videos. Cosplayers and photographers might not have studio equipment at their disposal; however, they can still bring out some amazing results. Here’s a few that we like:
An interesting fact here is that they’re all Vocaloid.
We can’t talk about conventions fanvideos without mentioning Ackson Lee, one of our favorite convention fanvideo makers. His videos, focusing mainly on a cosplayers, aren’t your ordinary convention coverage videos; each of them showcases cosplayers in a very artistic way, acting their roles and enjoying themselves.
Here’s his latest videos from Anime Los Angeles:
And here there are two videos from last year’s Anime Expo, made by Eric Ng (aka Bigwhitebazooka), combining photography with video.
Anything we missed? Do leave a comment with what you think are great cosplay video projects; we’d love to see some more!