Cosplayers continually amaze me. They put a lot of effort into dressing up like the characters they love, but cosplay is about so much more than showing off incredible outfits. Journalist Todd Kenreck decided to explore the people who cosplay and the art of the hobby/profession. He raised funds on Kickstarter to create a documentary called Cosplay Boom and this is the first footage. In it, he talks with cosplayers bout their origin stories. He asks several of them about what they were like growing up and how they got into cosplaying. It’s fascinating.
Watch the first 2 episodes, “Origins Parts 1 and 2” after the break.
(via Forbes, top photo features Bill Doran)