Performances of innocence and deviance in Disney cosplaying

Maria Patrice Amon

Abstract


Disney cosplayers are uniquely positioned in relationship to the characters they perform because of Disney's reliance on innocence as a narrative trope and character element. Their cosplaying transmutes normative innocence via performative fan practice.

Keywords


Cartoon; Ethnography; Fan costumes; Masking effect; Scott McCloud; Performativity; San Diego Comic-Con; Surrogation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0565

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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