Kosupure is the Japanese term for Cosplay, which is a portmanteau of costume and play. Cosplay is an aspect of popular culture whereby people dress up as characters, mostly from anime, manga, games and films. The portraits in this project show individuals dressed as their characters.
Kosupure explores the fascination that people have with these characters and way they choose to portray them. Each costume has been hand-made indicating the dedication and time that people have put into them. Forey’s portraits have shown a tender link between the persona of the individual and the unique character they choose to inhabit.
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