Libraries on the leading edge are already embracing this new worldwide sensation by integrating cosplay into their programming and events. Learn all about the world of cosplay and how you can host cosplay events, workshops, makerspaces, clubs, and more in your library!
This one-stop guide includes quotes and interviews with librarians who are incorporating cosplay into their programming as well as with cosplayers. You’ll also find 32 full-color photographs of cosplay in action to give you both ideas and inspiration for getting started!
Table of Contents
- Chapter One: What is Cosplay?
- Chapter Two: Getting Started: Tools of the Trade
- Chapter Three: Places to Go, People to See
- Chapter Four: Cosfamous
- Chapter Five: Libraries Embracing Cosplay
- Chapter Six: Cosplay Programming for Libraries
- Project 1: Host a Comic or Anime Con in your Library!
- Project 2: How to Host a Cosplay Contest
- Project 3: How to Form a Cosplay Club in Your Library
- Project 4: How to Host a Cosplay Props 3D Printing Event
- Project 5: How to Host a Create Your Own Armor with Worbla Event
- Project 6: How to Host an Armor Painting Event
- Project 7: Budget Cosplay Event: How to Create an Infinity Gauntlet with Craft Foam
- Project 8: Budget Cosplay Event: How to Create Cardboard Superhero Helmets
- Project 9: Budget Cosplay Event: How to Create Papier Mache Minions
- Project 10: How to Host a Cosplay Cards Workshop
- Project 11: Host a Cosplay Web Presence Workshop
- Project 12: Plan a Themed Cosplay Lock-In
- Chapter Seven: Cosplay Issues, Tips, and Tricks
- Chapter Eight: Must-Have Cosplay Resources
- Appendix A: Cosplay Event Activities
- Appendix B: Suppliers Directory
- Appendix C: Cosplayers Directory
- Appendix D: Photographers Directory
- Appendix E: Cosplay Websites & Blogs Directory