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
2014-09-15
Section
Symposium