Cosplay Movie Night

2 movies, 1 marathon.

24 aug 2006

This was a showcase of the most important Cosplay movies, held on multiple nights. Who (or perhaps what) were the heroes of those dressed up like futuristic beings? We gave you the opportunity to search for an answer to that question.


Zebraman at Mediamatic - Image taken from here

The Programme

Cosplayers Cao Fei (China) 8 min, 2005
This cinematic work is an experiment that employs a surrealistic plot to give cosplayers (young people dressed as game characters) the ability to traverse the city at will, and to engage in combat within their imaginary world. They expect their costumes will grant them true magical power, enabling the wearer to transcend reality and put themselves above all worldly and mundane concerns.

For more information, please visit this website

Zebraman Takashi Miike (JP) 115 min, 2004
Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape fantasy in a self made zebra-suit. He get's more then he could ever wish for, when his black-and-white dressed alter-ego seems to be the only thing to stand between absolute (green) evil and a happy ending.

For more information please visit either this website or this website.