Cos-What? Cosplay. If You Know About the Harajuku Girls, You Know About Cosplay.

Oh man, why didn’t I find this before Halloween? Cosplay is short for costume play. Basically a movement that started in Japan where people dress up as their favorite comic book/anime/fantasty movie character. Started in the mid 1980s, it’s turned into an underground subculture movement where people are expected to meticulously imitate one’s character. Recently, with the rise of science fiction/fantasy movies, non-Japanese characters from movies like the Matrix or Lord of the Rings are included under this term, cosplay. You can read all about this phenomenon on Wikipedia or you can just look at all these crazy costumes. Wild! Hun, don’t get any ideas…I’m way too old for this!

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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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