Compose a spell-checked, grammatically correct 200 word response (excluding quoted material) that discusses the performance of identity in Japanese designers (street fashion to haute couture) and Cosplay. Make connections, as appropriate, the concept of ‘Camp’ and to previous modules’ work on complicit or subversive relationship to mainstream power & perspectives, consumerism, social identity and androgyny. If you feel comfortable sharing your own experiences/practices with cosplay, street fashion, and/or haute couture, that is fantastic and deeply encouraged.
Include reference to all assigned readings with page numbers. These readings should help you to articulate your point—you must make references to them.
After you have completed your response, you should post at least two additional short responses to your classmates’ comments. These responses should be approximately 80-100 words in length.
Please post your initial response to this week’s discussion by Tuesday before midnight.
Then, reply to at least two posts by Thursday before midnight. The idea is to have a conversation within your group.