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Photo by @gerdludwig.
in the living room of their small apartment in zelenograd in the outskirts of moscow, a dedicated young cosplay couple - he a banker and she an interior designer - act out a cosplay performance. cosplay, a shortening of the words costume and play, is a performance art during which participants wear costumes, masks, and accessories to depict specific characters. cosplayers are a subculture who convene at festivals or perform on or off stages. the characters stem from comic books and anime, live-action films, or video games. cosplaying initially became a pop-culture phenomenon in japan but has since spread worldwide. the photograph appeared last year in @natgeo
in a story on the putin generation, which examines the attitudes and outlooks of young people in russia.
you can see the couple in a different set of masks at @gerdludwig.
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