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Cosplay is a Serious Game for These Indian Cosplayers from Nagaland

Folks here’s an update on yet another Cosplay event organized by the Nagaland Anime Junkies. Some people say it’s just a fad but the passion of the organizers and the participants alike, seem to show otherwise. Let’s watch and see what comes out of this interesting (literal) cultural play, but for now let us enjoy the elaborate dress-ups and the performances by the cosplayers. Here is a glimpse of what went down at NAJ (Nagaland Anime Junkies) Cosfest 2017, that was held in Kohima, Nagaland.

Cosplayer Lanujungshila Imchen, as 2B Nier from Automata

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Photo by Hopong Chang

Cosplayer Kevitshetuo Sekhose as Joker from Suicide Squad.

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Cosplayer Grace Soukhrie as Sona from League of Legends

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Cosplayer Ayim as Raiden, Jack the Ripper from the game, Metal Gear Rising – Revengeance

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Photo courtesy @yimyaguilix.lkr | Photography by Hopong Chang

Cosplayer Ayim as Monokuma from the videogame,  DanganRonpa

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Photo courtesy @yimyaguilix.lkr | Photography by Hopong Chang

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Cosplayer as Deadpool | Photo by Hopong Chang

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Photo Courtesy : HOPONG CHANG – official photographer for NAJ COSFEST 2017

South east Asian cultures, especially those of Japan and Korea, have an unmissable influence in shaping the pop-culture in Nagaland. The way the dress, the art forms used to express themselves, the food they eat, movies, music, technology, leisure activities – and even the stories that unravel out of their own art forms have been strongly directed by these cultures. In a way, almost making the current and the future generations to believe that these cultures are more deeply intertwined than just a mere fad that once enticed the Naga youths. 

Watch this interesting video that captures the passion and dedication of the Cosfest organizers – Nagaland Anime Junkies – and in the process, captures the interesting co-existence of various South East Asian cultures in Nagaland.

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