Cao Fei

Cao Fei’s Cosplayers & the power of costumes

About Cosplayers Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei’s 2004 work explores the imagined identities of cosplayers, young people who dress up like game characters, and how they interact with the real world. A costume bestows magical powers upon the wearer to these individuals, rendering their person more special and enabling them to transcend their mundane reality. …

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