The focus of this study was to better understand the population known as cosplayers, people that dress up as characters from various media sources, including film, television, comics, and animation, who also attend social gatherings such as conventions (Gn, 2011). This study sought to exhaustively identify all motivations for people to cosplay. Two qualitative instruments were utilized, the first being an online questionnaire, and the second being a semi-structured interview script. Recruitment for participants took place online, with the subsequent data being coded and transcribed by the researcher.
|Commitee:||DeGroot Brown, Jocelyn, Wrobbel, Eric Duff|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||Applied Communication Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Communication, Psychology, Performing Arts|
|Keywords:||Communication, Cosplay, Cosplayers, Costumes, Makeup, Motivations|
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