Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers

Ellen Marlow

"So writing books on specific geek/fan/otaku careers and cultural issues sounded like a great idea. But where to start? I started with cosplay since I knew the least about it. I guess it worked out as I got one huge book out of all the interviews that went into it . . ."

-Steven Savage

Are you a cosplayer, costumer, or both? Do you think about turning your interest into a career - or are looking to see how your hobbies can enhance your career?

This book is for those of you with a love of crafting outfits, dressing in them, or both. Containing over fifty different tips, suggestion and must-do guides, it will help you see your hobby with an eye towards making a new career or enhancing a current one.

Created from an extensive series of interviews and research, "Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers" is a guide for you and everyone you know to create a career out of your passion for making and wearing costumes, garb, and more!

The book features:

  • Easy organization - Three major sections help you focus on the advantages, career options, and career must-dos for people interested in cosplay and costuming.
  • Over 50 specific tips, ideas, and suggestions - Zoom in on what's going to help you the most!
  • Exercises, challenges, and next steps - Helpful ways to get your mind moving so you can put what you learn into practice.
  • Quotes from cosplayers and costumers - Get unique, personal insights from a variety of people just like you!
  • Available in multiple formats - PDF, ePub, or Kindle!

Interested? Download the sample today and see what aways you!

Free Sample!
Print ($24.95)
Kindle ($4.99)

What Reviewers Have Said:

  • "Whether you are a young costumer/cosplayer trying to justify your hobby as a potential springboard into a career, a parent of a costume hobbyist trying to nudge your child towards a career path that he/she may like as much as his/her hobby, or someone who likes costume crafting and may want to change jobs, Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers is a handy guidebook to help achieve the dream of getting paid to do what you enjoy." - Tom Tonthat, SF Geek Culture Examiner
  • "If you're part of the targeted crowd, though - if you're a cosplayer, someone who makes costumes, or anyone involved in the cosplay scene, and you're trying to find a job you can enjoy - it's certainly worth reading. I already feel more confident about my job search, and if you're like me, it will probably help you too." - Rob Pleasant, "Whatever I Read"
  • "Overall, I definitely recommend checking out Steven's book, especially if you're looking into making this crazy hobby your career." - Yunie, Cosplaybrain
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