The Estonian Film Museum's virtual opening of the exhibition "Life is a costume play! Cosplay in Estonia" was held on May 18.
The exhibition was opened on the History museum's Youtube channel followed by a "Cosplay ABC" workshop.
This exhibition brings together Estonian cosplayers of different backgrounds, who have cosplayed as a hobby for several years. They have performed at AniMatsuri in Tartu, and JAFF, MängudeÖÖ and HyperTown in Tallinn. Some of them have represented Estonia in the EuroCosplay competition.
The term "cosplay" is an abbreviation of the words "costume" and "play", the museum writes on its website, adding that "cosplay is not just dressing up in a costume, but rather portraying and mimicking a character. People dress up as their favourite characters from films, TV shows, computer games, comic books, anime, manga".
Cosplayers participating in the exhibition: Anne Männik alias Annyu, Elisa Kipper alias SaareTiiger, Galina Zaitseva alias Vega, Jana Motovilova alias n1cemonday, Julia Dolženkova alias Effimiya, Kadri Umbleja alias Iardacil, Kai Ilves alias Kaichyuu, Katrin Pent alias Kayt Black, Lilia Tünts alias Gen, Stefani Altma alias Shep.
The curator of the exhibition is Galina Zaitseva, the artist Marion Undusk. The exhibition is opened until November 1.
Editor: Anders Nõmm