Because Cosplayers Are People, Too

Photographer Klaus Pichler documented cosplayers in their own homes for his project Just the two of us:

“Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.

“For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, ’Just the two of us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.”

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Klaus Pichler / Just the two of us.

Many more great photos on Pichler’s site!
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