When I first started writing for Fashionably Geek, I had almost zero idea what cosplay was about. It’s been amazing to get such a great education in what cosplay is and why people love to cosplay in the years I’ve been a contributor.
Recently, Cosplay Boom founder Todd Kenreck went to Geek Girl Con and interviewed some of the cosplayers who attended the Seattle convention. Each person has their own story and reasons for cosplaying, but one thread flows through every interview –– the empowerment and joy of being able to express yourself fully and be accepted and embraced by other people for being who you are.
As to why he chose Geek Girl Con, Kenreck told Polygon, “I go to GeekGirlCon to hear a perspective that isn’t inherently my own, that’s how you grow as a human being.”
Kerneck’s video is a lovely insight and it’s definitely worth checking out.
Watch it after the break.