I think you know you have made it as a successful illustrator when there are people who are willing to spend a fortune to look exactly like a character you created. Cosplay, which means Costume Play, is a huge movement among fans of anime, manga, video games or films where one dresses like the anime character without being in the context of a play or some sort of Halloween party. Such an event happened in Brooklyn last weekend at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival. I wrote about the event last weekend (click HERE to read about it). I thought maybe I would share some of the Cosplay costumes that I photographed at this event. If you know what characters they are, please mention it in the comments section.
Will have to consider dressing up as one of my illustrations one day! Looks like they had fun doing it.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the Cosplay show as much as I did!