misterE
2 years ago100+ Views
The Birth of Cosplay
I couldn't let the day pass without posting this here.
On this day in 1972 the first Star Trek convention was held and I think we can pretty much trace the birth of cosplay to that day, at least in the USA. And if you consider "Trekies" as cosplayers.
The organizers called it "Star Trek Lives" as the original show has been canceled 3 years prior. They were hoping to get 500 fans but over 3000 showed up! Many in Trek costume ( not nearly as many as its become) but each successive trek con more and more showed up in costume.
SO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COSPLAY :)
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Awww that's beautiful!!! Trekkies really shaped how we "do" fandom today. They were also the ones who were writing the first fanfiction (at least fic how we think of it) which is SO COOL
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 thank you for the nice comment. :)
2 years ago·Reply
@misterE of course! Thank you for sharing this story. I'm a big fan of Trekkie lore :D
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5. that's good to know.. I'll look to post more of it :)
2 years ago·Reply
@misterE awesome!!! I'll keep an eye out for sure ^_^
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