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  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« on: September 26, 2022, 01:55:49 pm »

I was watching Adam Savage having a good time at Silicon in San Jose.
I know western countries, especially the US, have many fun things like
this. I have also seen this kind of thing in Japan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtWvR0Gwc-M

Has anyone seen anything remotely like this in Korea or is it: Wake-up,
work, eat and sleep. Repeat until dead.

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  • ToilingAjumma
  • Super Waygook

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    • September 06, 2022, 09:12:01 pm
    • LargeKoreanCitizenCountry
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 02:28:55 pm »
I saw a group of anime themed cosplayers at Yangjae Forest once.


  • Renma
  • Super Waygook

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    • September 01, 2014, 06:09:42 am
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 03:02:02 pm »
Yes, lots of young people here have various hobbies including cosplay. Googling 'Korea cosplay' will return lots of results including cosplay conventions.
I'm surprised there are still people here who repeat the mantra that Koreans are soulless automatons who only work eat drink and sleep.


  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1421

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2022, 03:46:25 pm »
Yes, lots of young people here have various hobbies including cosplay. Googling 'Korea cosplay' will return lots of results including cosplay conventions.
I'm surprised there are still people here who repeat the mantra that Koreans are soulless automatons who only work eat drink and sleep.

I guess I am thinking of older Koreans who used to work 12-18 hours a day.
The younger ones have broader interests and horizons.



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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2022, 10:14:20 pm »
I saw a group of anime themed cosplayers at Yangjae Forest once.
I've seen them there as well.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2022, 10:15:54 pm »
"Resembling cosplay"? Would that be like, cosplaying cosplay?  :shocked:
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  • The Legend

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2022, 07:35:39 am »
there's a reasonable cosplay scene here, i know a few people who are into it. i can understand why SPQR missed it though, most/all recent large cosplay events got cancelled due to covid.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2022, 08:30:19 am »
YEs itís called kpop


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2022, 09:14:05 am »
YEs itís called kpop

K-pop is just dance groups. :p Unless they wear anime/game costumes while dancing, I haven't personally seen that myself though.

Also, Korea does have events where people cosplay and stuff, I don't know of any off the top of my head, but I do know they have them.
I know of a couple of female Korean cosplayers that have done promotional stuff for Blizzard and some Korean game studios in cosplay.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2022, 11:23:30 am »
Seoul now does a yearly comic con, doesn't it?

You'd probably see cosplays during that event.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2022, 11:49:23 am »
Seoul now does a yearly comic con, doesn't it?

You'd probably see cosplays during that event.

I'm not sure, there are some big events.
I think there is an annual one in Busan as well, but I don't remember the name.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2022, 11:53:41 am »
I guess I am thinking of older Koreans who used to work 12-18 hours a day.
The younger ones have broader interests and horizons.
Well, I for one, am rather happy the ajummas and ajosshis aren't running around in Sailor Moon and spandex outfits. I enjoy keeping my breakfast down in the morning.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2022, 12:46:25 pm »
Mods please earn your paycheck and curb the tiresome political comments in unrelated threads.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2022, 12:58:21 pm »
Mods please earn your paycheck and curb the tiresome political comments in unrelated threads.
"Hur...Why does DMart always derail threadzzzzz?????"


  • Adel
  • The Legend

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    • January 30, 2015, 12:50:26 am
    • The Abyss
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Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2022, 01:03:46 pm »
Mods please earn your paycheck and curb the tiresome political comments in unrelated threads.

Dude, it was referred to as cosplay and it was an all ages affair. Completely on topic. Get a life!


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2022, 01:09:22 pm »
Yes, lots of young people here have various hobbies including cosplay. Googling 'Korea cosplay' will return lots of results including cosplay conventions.
I'm surprised there are still people here who repeat the mantra that Koreans are soulless automatons who only work eat drink and sleep.
This would require OP to
1) Have the initiative and curiosity to do a basic internet search themselves, something which would have negated this whole post before it started if they did
2) Be open-minded and non-prejudicial enough to genuinely wonder if this is the case
3) Have rudimentary skill in Korean, which apparently they don't
4) Actually have a decent number of Korean friends of any age, which apparently they don't. Even old Koreans have hobbies and interests. Granted theirs tend to often revolve around things like hiking, fishing and golf (perhaps reflective of their age- again do we expect 60 year olds to dress as Sailor Moon?) but they don't just eat, drink and work.

"I know what Koreans do. I'm an expert on Korean society."
"How many Korean friends do you have? What's your language level?"
"I have my wife's friends and relatives, my coworkers and students. I have lots of Korean friends. And who cares what my language level is? I know what they're saying and thinking."

Which begs the question- was the person genuinely curious about getting into the cosplay scene? Or, as is the case with pretty much every "Why do/don't Koreans...?" thread was this about taking a swipe at Koreans?


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2022, 01:11:14 pm »
Dude, it was referred to as cosplay and it was an all ages affair. Completely on topic. Get a life!
Fine, but don't whine about ol' DeMart derailing stuff that's only vaguely connected.

Of course everyone derails. The only time people object is when an opinion is expressed that they disagree with. Then it's "wrong" to derail. But when they do it or it's an opinion they agree with? Perfectly fine. Why because they don't attempt to be objective, they're arbitrary.


Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2022, 02:01:30 pm »
K-pop is just dance groups. :p Unless they wear anime/game costumes while dancing, I haven't personally seen that myself though.

Also, Korea does have events where people cosplay and stuff, I don't know of any off the top of my head, but I do know they have them.
I know of a couple of female Korean cosplayers that have done promotional stuff for Blizzard and some Korean game studios in cosplay.

Nazi cosplay?
https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-FN384_SKNAZI_G_20141113005602.jpg


https://m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php?ud=20141116000208

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xQK-N08S6TTauTYGl1_U5gJC8u7Ui4QJbTDQPKs9lUQv3jPkJm45N9H2kijZIhQRnKRnPUglYy6Lp8inGPicR-JYevU3ntLvmVlTeMv9ZsNLU6Q=w780-nu-rj-l80-e365

Even bts  got into it


« Last Edit: September 27, 2022, 02:04:38 pm by thunderlips »


  • SPQR
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1421

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2022, 03:38:50 pm »
Nazi cosplay?
https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-FN384_SKNAZI_G_20141113005602.jpg


https://m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php?ud=20141116000208

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xQK-N08S6TTauTYGl1_U5gJC8u7Ui4QJbTDQPKs9lUQv3jPkJm45N9H2kijZIhQRnKRnPUglYy6Lp8inGPicR-JYevU3ntLvmVlTeMv9ZsNLU6Q=w780-nu-rj-l80-e365

Even bts  got into it




There is nothing wrong with Nazi cosplay. It is called historical reenactment.



http://worldwartwohrs.org/

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society is an organization of over 1200 men and women members from coast to coast, as well as Canada and Europe. Our mission is to bring the history of World War Two to life with public displays, simulated battles, participation in parades, and a variety of other community activities.
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  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 3603

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: Does Korea have anything resembling Cosplay?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2022, 06:09:40 pm »
Nazi cosplay and Prince Harry wasnít invited?