Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Motivations in Cosplay
by McGeehon, Zachary, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2018, 80; 10843793
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nastasia, Sorin
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
Publication Number: 10843793
ISBN: 978-0-438-30474-1
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