The Cosplay Show

I am my Character

15 Jul 2006
27 Aug 2006

A 24/7 shopwindow exhibition in Mediamatic's groundfloor gallery of over 40 of the best Dutch cosplay costumes. All costumes are based on existing manga, anime or videogame characters and made by the players themselves (with a little help by mom).


T-shirt Ninja’s - The Cosplay Show, Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Bea Correa

Wanna go Cosplaying?

Cosplay, for who doesn’t know, is about TRANSFORMING yourself into your favourite ANIME, manga or videogame character. And, after creating costumes, make-up and accessories based on these characters, to wear them in public or during special cosplay events. Anyone can participate.

During the summer Mediamatic will show costumes and cosplay-inspired films, animations and animutations and will organize a workshop.

August 18th, 14.00 - 17.00 hrs
Cosplay Crash Course a much needed workshop by Deadly en DianA-sama

August 23rd, 20.00 - 23.00 hrs
Cosplay Film Programme

- Zebraman, Takashi Miike (JP) 2004
- Cosplayers, Cao Fei (China) 2005
- Power-Ups for Friends, Linda Barkasz (RO), 2006
- and a selection of the most inspriring fresh new anime.

Location: Mediamatic, Post CS Gebouw, ground floor.
Opening hours: day and night (shop window exhibition)

see also Bright: The Cosplay Show

And for firsthand costume design by one of The Cosplay Show participants Yessica Postma see mashira.nl

During the same period on show at Platform 21:

Me and my Character

exhibition about the feelings characters evoke in people