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Cosplay and identity questions and Goth-Lolitas (and hand-sewn gold-trimmed capes).

“It’d weird, after all, alienating to want to be someone else, even in pretend. It stirs deep questions about our own comfort in our skins. It makes us questions our identities – and maybe throw out the assumption that we are static beings. When we’re faced with cosplay, we are forced to acknowledge that the self is a mutable aspect, a vagary of mood, a personality shifting and shiftless and unrooted.”

read the rest of it in the always excellent Game Girl Advance
This, below, is a Matrix cosplay.

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