Cosplay Is Not Consent: A Reminder to the Photography Community

It’s that time of year again: New York Comic Con is upon us.

Along with New York Comic-Con comes the fandoms, the celebrity signings, and as we know all too well, the plethora of cosplay costumes. What could be more fun than dressing up as one of your favorite characters from a comic book, video game, or cult classic film with other avid appreciators who love them as much as you? Well, for women, it also brings a new window through which they are objectified, sexualized, and have our bodily autonomy infringed upon. And that isn’t nearly as much fun, let me tell you. Continue reading…