It’s no secret that Disney’s Frozen is a hit: In the months since its initial November release, the princess flick has earned nearly $100 million worldwide — not to mention a whole lot of priceless goodwill in the hearts of its legions of fans. Some of those fans were so devoted that they even made costumes to show how much they care: Here, some of Frozen‘s most dedicated fans and cosplayers share what drew them to the story of Nordic royals Elsa and Anna. From songs you can hum to characters you can relate to, and from sibling bonds to sparkly gowns, it turns out that there are plenty of reasons to get infatuated with Frozen.
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I've been cosplaying as Elsa since June of 2013 long before the movie came out. I was the first to do the character and have updated my costume 3 times. I don't know how you missed me in this article, I'm all over the google results. I guess I'm nota. Big enough name to matter to Time magazine...
Lol its called cosplay, I see it everyday. More people should discover it as a good thing. Ive seen SO many people, more than 7, that have made wonderful Frozen cosplays. They all should be noticed. But Im sure they wont be because if its not posted on TIME its not "cool" and a "waste of time"
I should not have said anything and I apologize. I was not in the best state when I left this comment and completely forgot about it. I would delete it if I could but there's no option. Again, I apologize. My intention is never to cause drama or upset and I let my emotions and frustration take hold in a moment of weakness.
@AngiViperThere are so many lovely Frozen cosplays out there, but Joseph only featured the photos he took at Katsucon. If you were there he might have taken your photo too. What is great about this article is that it shows the different reasons why cosplayers love Frozen.
@AngiViper Maybe you just need to find and shoot epic photos with Jo Chi Lin (Times Photographer) instead of complaining Time didn't go out and find you!
It's not like they're going to grab any random internet person's images and go through the hassle of photo rights/etc. when they have their own staff photographer for the article.