Comic-Con, Cosplay, and Self-Expression

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"It's an idea of empowerment," says the woman dressed as Captain
America. "You get to be a different person for a day."Reason TV ventured to Comic-Con International in San
Diego to check out the booming culture of cosplay, in which people
dress up as their favorite superheroes, literary figures, or
fantasy icons. Why do cosplayers dedicate so much time, money, and
energy to their alter egos? It's fun, they say, and it's a powerful
form of self-expression.Check back for more Comic-Con coverage and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel for
notifications when new material goes live.About 3 minutes.Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Camera by Zach Weissmueller,
Alexis Garcia, and Oppenheimer.Music by Blarsa, "Garden Party"; Giftedbuttwisted, "Ice Cream
Man 2"; Solmire, "Batman Going Underground"; "Game of Thrones
Video provided by Reason TV
Producer : Reason TV