Behind the mask: being yourself as someone else at New York Comic Con

Thousands of people spent their weekend in costume; we asked a few of them to step out of character (don’t miss the video!)

After a while, the lines between cosplayer and civilian start to blur: when enough people are in costume, everyone is. When enough people have thrown off the conventional wisdom dictating that clothing should be merely utilitarian, decorative, or indicative of who you are in real life, it’s easy to start picking it apart to look for a story.

One of my favorite things we’ve published.

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