Exhibition:

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).

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

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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
www.platform21.com








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Meisje in kostuum tijdens The Cosplay Show - Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Willem Velthoven Diana de Mol as Himeno from Pretear 15 juli t/m 27 augustus 2006: De tentoonstelling I am my character. Cosplayers transformeren zich in hun favoriete Japanse strip-, animatie- of videogame karakter. Naast een tentoonstelling met veel cosplayers, hun kostuums en portretten ook een Cosplay Salon, Cosplay Movie nights en een Cosplay Crash Course. Juli 2006 - augustus 2006.‘Cosplaying’ is een transformatie tot je favoriete anime, manga of… Willem Velthoven

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The Cosplay Show, I am my character - Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Jans Possel

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Lindy and Diana at The Cosplay Show, I am my character - Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Jans Possel Anything you can do I can do better, Diana de Mol and Lindy Haubrich Jans Possel

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Meisje in kostuum tijdens The Cosplay Show - Jul 06 - Aug 06: Cosplaying is the act of transforming yourself into your favorite anime, manga or video game character. After creating these costumes, you get together with other cosplayers during special events or random sunny days. During The Cosplay Show Mediamatic exhibited forty of the best Dutch cosplay costumes in her ground floor gallery at the Post CS building. Over the summer, cosplay-inspired films, animations and animutations were screened, and workshops were organized. Alexandra… Marco Wessel

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Juliette Knippenburg as Toshiya from Dir En Grey - The Cosplay Show, Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Marco Wessel Juliette Knippenburg as Toshiya from Dir En Grey

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Alex Kuipers als Vash the Stampede uit Trigun (video). - The Cosplay Show, Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Marco Wessel Alex Kuipers as Vash the Stampede from Trigun

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Gothic Lolitas - The Cosplay Show, Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo byMarco Wessel Gothic Lolitas

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Wendy Tigges as Hollow uit Bleach - The Cosplay Show, Mediamatic Exhibition 2006, photo by Marco Wessel Wendy Tigges as Hollow from Bleach