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Behind the mask: being yourself as someone else at New York Comic Con

Thousands of people spent their weekend in costume; we asked a few of them to step out of character (don’t miss the video!)

After a while, the lines between cosplayer and civilian start to blur: when enough people are in costume, everyone is. When enough people have thrown off the conventional wisdom dictating that clothing should be merely utilitarian, decorative, or indicative of who you are in real life, it’s easy to start picking it apart to look for a story.

So happy to have helped build the photo essay feature for this article. Check it out.

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    What a great feature story! Well worth the watch!
  3. guillee reblogged this from thisistheverge and added:
    So happy to have helped build the photo essay feature for this article. Check it out.
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    The Verge’s first-ever photoessay — you have to check this out.
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    One of my favorite things we’ve published.
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    There’s an interesting psychological phenomena here: how you can be more of yourself through the lens of another...
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