Personality, behavioral, and social heterogeneity within the cosplay community

  • Robin S. Rosenberg University of California, San Francsisco
  • Andrea M. Letamendi University of California, Los Angeles
Keywords: Extraversion, Identity, Involvement with media characters


In an exploratory study that surveyed 929 demographically diverse self-identified adult cosplayers about extraversion and behavioral and social aspects of cosplay, respondents completed a thirty-four-item self-report questionnaire regarding demographic information, cosplay behavior, and the ten extraversion items from the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Form (EPQR-S). Cosplayers are within a normative range of extraversion; respondents who are relatively more introverted differ in some of their cosplay behaviors and experiences from those who are more extraverted.