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Cosplay Changes Lives [Off Book | PBS Digital Studios]

With TV shows dedicated to it, and pictures and videos all across the internet, cosplay has now officially entered the public consciousness.

All over the world, enthusiastic fans dress up as their favorite characters and show off amazing homemade costumes at conventions and in inspiring photography sessions. But beyond the glamour is a powerful story of personal transformation.

Dressing up helps many cosplayers subvert cultural norms and experiment with new identities. For some, it makes them feel more comfortable in their own skin.

A practice that on the surface seems just for fun, in fact can have a profound effect on the cosplayer, revealing another side to this intriguing contemporary movement.

The Cybertronic Spree - The Touch (From The Transformers: The Movie) [Nerd Noise Night 2013]

Performing a sold out show at Nerd Noise Night 2013, The Cybertronic Spree perform the classic ‘The Touch’ from the 1986 The Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack.

The Cybertronic Spree is a band that performs the soundtrack from the 1986 animated film, The Transformers: The Movie in full costume at full volume.

Justice League of America vs. Avengers: A Tribute to George Pérez (Dragon Con 2013)

In partnership with the guys from Beat Down Boogie (Mario Warfare), the guys from distractotron have released this really cool video tribute to George Pérez featuring an epic fight between Justice League of America and Avengers cosplayers over at Dragon Con.

Shot and chopped by Blake Faucette
Additional camera: Micah Moore

Footage filmed at Dragon Con 2013

PAX Prime - Cosplay Music Video

PAX Prime, a chance for some of the biggest video game giants and awesome indie developers to show off their latest projects! It’s also a time for some kick ass cosplayers to put on their costumes and look amazing!

Filmed on a Canon 7D, with a FlyCam 5000.
Edited on Avid Media Composer, VFX in Adobe After Effects.