Performances of innocence and deviance in Disney cosplaying

  • Maria Patrice Amon University of California, Irvine
Keywords: Cartoon, Ethnography, Fan costumes, Masking effect, Scott McCloud, Performativity, San Diego Comic-Con, Surrogation

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.
Published
2014-03-25
How to Cite
Amon, M. (2014). Performances of innocence and deviance in Disney cosplaying. Transformative Works and Cultures, 17. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0565
Section
Symposium