A bold, surreal photographic celebration of the fantastical beauty of cosplay, in which seventy cosplayers leave behind their everyday existence and become heroes for a day.
In the surreal, transfixing photographic universe of Thurstan Redding, everyday existence collides with colourful fantasy as 70 cosplayers become heroes for a day: Spider-Man is illuminated by the electric glow of an open fridge; three Alices wait at a bus stop in a desolate Wonderland; and a Resistance Pilot plays dead on the gravel driveway of a suburban housing estate. Insights from the cosplayers themselves are supplemented with commentary by fashion stylist and editor Katie Grand, author and musician Tom Rasmussen and fashion writer Sara McAlpine on the expressive craft and inclusive community of cosplay.
'Kids of Cosplay celebrates the unique community spirit that exists within this charming – and, the more you look, surprisingly moving – parallel universe of glorious, generous pageantry'
'A vibrant glimpse into the detail, flair and effort cosplayers put into their characters'
'In a kaleidoscope of colours and imagination, Kids Of Cosplay invites readers on a vibrant journey through the world of cosplayers'
144 pages, 128 illustrations
28 x 25 cm