Cosplay: A Place For Expression and Inclusivity at NYCC
Marloes de Vries

Cosplay (to many fans, a hobby defined as the act of dressing up as one of your favorite characters from books, television, films and more) is more popular than ever on the convention circuit. But every joyful activity comes with a dark side-gatekeeping and bullying can often prevent people who would enjoy the chance to cosplay from stepping into the limelight.