In recent years, with the development of the second dimension, cosplay has gradually become a new way of entertainment for young people. In the exhibition, you can always see the little brothers and sisters dressed as cartoon characters. So where did the so popular cosplay come from in recent years?
First, the original origin
When it comes to the original origin of cosplay, now everyone generally thinks that the birthplace is Japan. Of course, if this is based on the modern cosplay concept, it can be said that. But in the most primitive form, cosplay appeared in 1000 BC, when the Greek rituals began to play the cosplay god apostle.
Second, the origin of modern cosplay
The modern cosplay originated in the United States. After the emergence of Walt Disney’s fascinating little mouse in the late 1930s, this cute and funny Mickey Mouse was popular in the United States and the world. Stock animation trend.
Walt Disney saw the right time to create the world’s first Disneyland in 1955, and in order to promote the product itself and to attract tourists, he also invited employees to wear Mickey Mouse clothing for tourists. Play or take a photo. Therefore, this group of obscured “Mickey Mouse” dressers is the true ancestor of the world’s COSERs.
But the early so-called cosplay costumes are just a “big paper bag” with a fixed shape. There is no aesthetic sense, and the finished product is relatively rough. It is easy for the dresser to wear poorly after wearing this kind of clothing. With the development of the times, cosplay is also constantly developing.
Third, carry forward in Japan
In 1947, the comic book “New Treasure Island” of the God of Manga opened the Japanese anime era. It was just at this time that Disney’s activity for propaganda was that cosplay was introduced to Japan, and the result was contested. It has become the normal activity of the ACG community in Japan. But cosplay is still a niche behavior.
In the 1980s, cosplay began to grow explosively with the rise of a fellow culture brought about by ACG.
In the 1990s, along with the rapid maturity of the GAME industry in Japan’s ACG industry (most typical of the next generation of aircraft between Nintendo, Sega and Sony) and the visual orchestra, the group began to get on the right track and become a pole. Affiliated culture of the ACG industry.
In the 1990s, the ACG industry in Japan successfully hosted a large number of comic book exhibitions and game shows. At this time, Japanese comics and video game companies found some men and women cosplay into ACG in these game shows and comic festivals in order to promote their products. Role to attract exhibitors. Cosplay became a cultural feature of Japan after commercialization, and it was exported to all of Asia and the world along with animation.