Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: March 21, 2012
Have you ever heard of “cosplay”? Well, it’s time you did.
The Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, 631-4468, is hosting a Cosplay Tea Party for teens on Saturday, March 30, from 1:30-4:00p.m. There will be karaoke, fun, food, costuming tips and prizes for best costume.
“Cosplay,” said librarian John Hilbert, “can be a form of performance art, or just a gathering of people who like to dress up like characters from Japanese anime, comic books, movies, TV shows, video games or any character from popular culture. If you’re really into it, you may go to the level of what they call ‘masquerade,’ where you not only look like your character but you act like him or her, too.”
The word “cosplay” comes from combining “costume” with “play.” It’s a popular and international form of pop culture fandom.
Southern Oaks Library’s Cosplay Tea Party for teens is co-sponsored by Scarlet Kitsune Anime Club.
For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.