KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Sajal Lopchan, 28, a freelance filmmaker, and his friends decided to go to watch Spiderman: No Way Home on December 17, all dressed up as the characters in the movie. He himself cosplayed as Tom Holland's Spiderman whereas his team members Ronish Raut, Jason Lopchan, Bimesh Shrestha, Bishal Dhakal, Tosit Ghatane and Biplov Gauli cosplayed as Tobey Maguire’s spiderman, Andrew Garfield’s spiderman, Tom Holland’s spiderman (Black suit), Doctor Strange and J Jonah Jameson and Doctor Octopus, respectively.
Cosplay in Nepal is mostly hand done. Except for the wigs and lenses that have to be imported, everything is created from scratch. Putting together a look requires mastery over craftsmanship, fabrication, makeup, props designing, wig styling, armor designing, performance, and also acting.
Bhrikutimandap Exhibition hall, on Saturday, turned into a junction for anime, manga, DC, and Marvel fanatics. Attiring in suits of their favorite character including Naruto, Luffy, Deadpool, fan met at the third edition of Otaku Jatra organized by Otaku Club Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Heritage Garden, Sanepa on Saturday became a hub for the fans of Batman, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Luffy, Shanks, Queen of Pain, Pikachu, Jon Snow and Night King, among other fantasy characters.
Cosplay, a contraction of costume play, is a rather more common hobby among today’s youth. A broader use of the term cosplay applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Today’s youth spend most of their time on the internet watching anime and reading manga. For them, cosplay events have become a fun way to interact with like-minded people and develop social skills. This culture is equally popular among boys and girls and it is not unusual to see them in genders bent roles.