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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 01:27 pm
Someone requested some help gathering resources for a paper on cosplay, so here's a handy dandy bibliography on the topic:


Books and Chapters in Books
Dorfman, Elena
"Fandomania: Characters and Cosplay". New York: Apeture.

Kelts, Roland
"Cosplay and Otakudom: The Draw of DIY" IN Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. New York: Palgrave MacMillian. 2006.

Napier, Susan
"Anime Nation: Cons, Cosplay and (Sub)Cultural Capital" IN From Impressionism to anime: Japan as fantasy and fan cult in the mind of the West. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


Journal Articles
Benesh-Liu, Patrick R.
"Anime Cosplay in America". Ornament; 2007, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p44-49.

Kotani, Mari
"Doll Beauties and Cosplay" IN Mecademia 2: Networks of Desire. Frenchy Lunning, ed. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press. 2007. pp 49-62.

Norris, Craig and Jason Bainbridge
"Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between Industry and Fandom in the Australian Cosplay Scene". Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. Vol. 20 (Apr 2009).

Winge, Theresa
"Costuming the Imagination: Origins of Anime and Manga Cosplay" IN Mechademia 1: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga. Frenchy Lunning, ed. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press. 2006. pp 65-76.


Blogs and Other Resources
Cosplay: Research. MIT Tech TV.

Eastman, Jennifer
"Recognized Membership Through Cosplaying". http://www.randomisgod.com/Cosplay/paper.html.

Taylor, Jaime Rebecca
"Convention Cosplay: Subversive Potential in Anime Fans". University of British Columbia. 2009, Masters Thesis.

The Cosplay Project.