Episode 1 is here!  This episode centers around the absolute base level of cosplay.  What is it about?  Where did it start?  Where did the word even come from?

First, I talk about why I changed the name of the podcast.  The reason is that I did not do my research correctly.  There is a podcast called Coscast run by NerdReactor, a well known and well respected site in the nerd community.  Head on over and check out their podcast and their site as a whole.  It’s a lot of fun to just look around at the awesome articles, too!

From there, I go on to discuss the definition of cosplay, peoples reasons for cosplaying, and the origins of cosplay.

I talk about the differences between eastern and western cosplay, which, as I say in the episode, may be a sore spot for some people.  These are my takes on the differences based on what I have experienced for myself and what I have found in my research.  If you disagree with anything I say, please feel free to drop me a line.

The last topic I touch on in this episode is cosplay competition.

The PDF of the notes I use can be found here:
Episode 001: Cosplay 101 Show Notes

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