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Cosplay In America
Did you know that in the late 19th century the 'common man' all wore exactly the same thing? The same shirts. The same pants. The same cravat. And the very same Darth Vader replica helmet too. Yeah! Honestly. I saw it once at a comic book convention held in hyperspace. I was there, and so was my great mate Ejen, who told me about his cosplay photography. Here. Check this out. 


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1) What are your own origins, Ejen? Plus what path did you take in life before you got to where you are today?   I was originally born and raised in Houston, Texas, and been working in photography ever since I left college in different roles: selling cameras, printing film, working at a photo equipment rental facility, doing social media for a photography lab, working as a photo assistant, and working as a photographer too.

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2) In your own words how would you describe your site, ‘Cosplay In America’?   Cosplay in America is not about the best nor is it about the sexiest. It's just a look at different fandom all relating to cosplay; whether it's from comic books, movies, anime, or pretty much anything in pop culture. Originally Cosplay in America started out as a book, but I think most folks think of the Facebook page nowdays. I'm still pleasantly surprised that people actually know who I am when I go to cons.

3) How did this venture come about?   I went to my first official con, 'Anime Expo', in 2008, and just fell into photographing cosplayers. I had originally gone to another con years earlier but it was just for a day. My friend suggested I make a book, and perhaps, I wasn't the smartest tool in the shed, I thought 'Alright, I can make a book... get it published... market it ..... and so on and so on'. What started as a pet project pretty much took over my life for a few years.

4) If ‘CIA’ was a piece of music, what would it be and why?   If it was a piece of music it would be a mash-up. Different songs all jumbled and remixed together. Just like how you can see all sorts of cosplayers when you go to a con -- all jumbled up. Yup.




5) If you could get any celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your site, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   Hmmm? I got no answer to that one. Maybe Daniel Craig so I can say I met James Bond?

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6) What is the one thing that makes your site stand out compare to other cosplay sites?   Probably the same thing I mention in #2. It isn't exactly about who is the hottest or who has the most perfect cosplay, it's kinda a wide range of cosplayers.

7) In your own opinion, what do the cosplay models you’ve come across all have in common?   Passion for the character. Otherwise why spend your time dressed up as someone you didn't like?

8) If you site had a motto, what would it be?   Cosplay for the love of it. Pure and simple.

Now I couldn't agree with you more, Ejen. Don't you agree dear readers? Yeah. Good. So when you have the time, you know what you have to do. Face-Face. Tweet-Tweet. Plus check out the official website, www.cosplayinamerica.com. Go on. It'll make you Smile-Smile.