From a series entitled ‘Just The Two Of Us’ by Austrian photographer Klaus Pitchler, who was invited into the homes of various cosplay enthusiasts to create portraits of each one against the backdrop of their everyday life. Sez he:
Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for awhile? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else.