The creative empowerment of body positivity in the cosplay community

  • Jordan Kass Lome Lesley University
Keywords: Blog, Identity, Survey, Tumblr


In a case study about the cosplay community in relation to creative empowerment of identity and body positivity, I created a blog ( and devised a survey that allowed cosplayers whom I met online and in person to discuss what cosplay meant to them as individuals. Using a combination of qualitative, arts-based research and journalism, I used online documentation to record the ways cosplayers see the community changing, noting themes such as body policing, social media, and sexual harassment.

Author Biography

Jordan Kass Lome, Lesley University
I am a freelance arts educator/researcher that works with various forms of art in curriculum development and administration. I research the relationship between creative exploration of identity through fanworks and social media marketing as well. I am interested in being a liaison between school districts and community organizations to help establish, initiate, and sustain educational arts workshops and programs for all ages and experience levels.
How to Cite
Lome, J. (2016). The creative empowerment of body positivity in the cosplay community. Transformative Works and Cultures, 22.