This article talks about cosplayers reason for cosplaying and how cosplaying has helped them as it allows them to be part of a community who share interests similar to theres. It also talks about how cosplay is used as a way to escape from their normal lives as well as how far some people go to make sure that their cosplay is as accurate as possible
This article talks about the fact that some conventions have had to include a harassment policy in their handouts to remind people how to behave at a convention after multiple people have spoke out in different ways about how they have been effected while on the con floor such as the photographer who took photos of cosplayers butts.
This article looks into the reasons why people cosplay and how they started off.
This article looks into people talking about times they have been harassed at conventions and how they have dealt with it.
This article looks into why people cosplay as well as looking into harassment in cosplay and the way some cosplayers have been treated.
https://geekfeminism.org/2012/04/19/oh-you-sexy-geek-geek-girls-and-the-problem-of-self-objectification/ (updated version of the previous link)
This article looks deeper into the issues of sexual harassment
This article was really interesting to read as it talked about location spotting and how a model should prep for a shoot such as doing research on their characters poses and how they shouldn’t pose and how to create interesting images.
This website has a lot information on cosplay photographers and features different photographers and their work, it allows you to get a look at how their styles vary event though its very much the same kind of subject they are photographing.
This article shows one case where someone cosplayed a character of colour and faced backlash because of it and got accused of whitewashing the character even though her skin colour was a natural tan but they looked over her cosplays where she had lightened her skin for characters. I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with people altering their skin colour for cosplays as most of the time they mean no harm and are doing it to replicate the character as accurately as they can.
This article looks into if altering skin colour in cosplay is racism or not and look into different cases where people have altered their skin colour.
This article is from a black female point of view talking about her experience cosplaying and how people have responded to her cosplays.