Cosplay, by Lauren Orsini

Instant hit with my middle school girls! Combine the ideas of dress-up, manga, and pretending to be your favorite character. And what dress-ups, what extravagant costumes, interviews with the people who bring their characters to life at conventions around the world. Lush photography. My students are pouring over the book and getting in line to check it out. And that is just the girls so far.

Warning, there is a butt cheek in view in one costume and a good deal of cleavage, but if you are going to emulate characters from video games and manga, that seems to be par for the course. Some of my favorites include Jessica Rabbit and a pair of elfin lords from Lord of the Rings. “All the world’s a stage.”




About KLevenson

I am Teacher Librarian at Piedmont High School in the San Francisco East Bay. I am a part time reference Librarian I for the San Francisco Public Library. I have a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State and a Teacher Librarian credential in addition to my teaching credential in Science. My first MA was from Harvard in Archaeology. My students teach me something new every time I am with them!
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