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Tailored Translations—Translating and Transporting Cosplay Costumes


King, E, Tailored Translations Translating and Transporting Cosplay Costumes, Signata: Annales des semiotiques/Annals of Semiotics, 7 pp. 361-376. ISSN 2032-9806 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4000/signata.1243


Since the early 1980s the popularity of fan made cosplay (costume play) costumes has spread through fan and alternative cultural communities globally. This paper takes for granted the history of the spread of cosplay (as both a practice, and a term) from Japan to Asia, Europe, Australasia, and North and South America. Rather it will focus on treating fan made costumes as a user generated translation or fan translation from a 2 dimensional source material to a real world, functioning garment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cosplay, translation studies, fan translations,
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literature in Japanese
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:King, E (Dr Emerald King)
ID Code:144864
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Global Cultures and Languages
Deposited On:2021-06-16
Last Modified:2021-09-14
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