My love letter to cosplay | Adam Savage

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Adam Savage makes things and builds experiments, and he uses costumes to add humor, color and clarity to the stories he tells. Tracing his lifelong love of costumes — from a childhood space helmet made of an ice cream tub to a No-Face costume he wore to Comic-Con — Savage explores the world of cosplay and the meaning it creates for its community. “We’re connecting with something important inside of us,” he says. “The costumes are how we reveal ourselves to each other.”

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29 Comments

  1. Diana april 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    When he talked about people giving him back the gold coins, I thought for sure that they were cosplaying Chihiro and wanted to stay true to the film

  2. Armond Nero april 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    wow this was amazing

  3. Lewd Snake april 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    This is why I love this man <3

  4. Zeltos mei 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Offical Podcast… Dumpster diving…

  5. XeternaI mei 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    As a girl who stopped cosplaying for a few year… THIS. HITS. ME. HARD. It reminds me of why I loved cosplay when I started 7 years ago

  6. Im Nyx. mei 6, 2017 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful ?

  7. BLAH BLAH BLAH mei 12, 2017 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I fucking love cosplay. I remember the time I went to ShutoCon in my hometown, and upon seeing just a few people in costume, I instantly fell under its guise. I met so many fantastic people, from all different genres, movies, games, books, fandoms.. coming together to celebrate a different purpose. I wasn't dressed as anything that day, just had a "Stay Weird" pin, but they took me in as one of their own. That was the best day of my entire life.

  8. Snow Pearl juni 14, 2017 at 3:13 am - Reply

    it's bad luck to take money from spirits?
    but if the coin inside is chocolate, I'll probably take it.

  9. coleen valiente juni 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    My family and friends get weirded out whenever I tell them I cosplay so I tend to hide it. But now I remember that cosplay is so much more and I shouldn't be so embarrassed doing something I love.

  10. An Truong juni 18, 2017 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Who else loves anime ??

  11. Moon Knight Productions juni 27, 2017 at 3:08 am - Reply

    If I ever go to ComiCon, I'm dressing up as Nightlight to see if anyone else knows Guardians of Childhood.

  12. The Hylian Girl juli 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    This was absolutely beautiful

  13. Sara Roman juli 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Perhaps I overreacted but I teared up watching this. I have never been able to properly explain why I spend all my time and money for a few hours at comic con until now. His words express the love that envelops the cosplay community. Regardless if its a store bought or hand made costume all cosplayers share a scene of family. So watching this is't like watching a famous Mythbuster talk about an experience, its like hearing a friend portray the love and passion that is shared by all cosplayers.

  14. Kate Provance juli 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I've watched this talk multiple times, and this time I'm watching it is the first time that I have chills. Adam is such a delightful speaker, and he delivered this talk with humor and an immense skill.

  15. Leonel Martinez juli 23, 2017 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Wow! just, wow.

  16. G Good productions juli 26, 2017 at 5:14 am - Reply

    My dad has trouble understanding why I Cosplay I'm determined he'll understand after I show him this video

  17. reginacattus juli 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Brilliant!

  18. Assassin Frenzy augustus 13, 2017 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Adam Savage… You are so damn savage…

  19. Magnus Ekström augustus 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    See his homemade microphone in glasses rig. Cool.

  20. zlozlozlo augustus 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Why isn't there any footage of Adam walking the Comic-Con floor as Twoface?

  21. Kurly_Fryz september 5, 2017 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I don't know where, but I've heard of Adam Savage somewhere…….

  22. Kurly_Fryz september 5, 2017 at 4:31 am - Reply

    10:37 DOESN'T THAT SHIRT REMIND YOU OF SOMEONE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  23. TheCheery101 september 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I literally watch this speech every year before I go to a con. It always hyped me up 😀

  24. chase1146 september 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    So 20 years old, and in a little under 2 weeks at the time of writing this I'm going to my local comic expo (second con I've been too) as my first cosplay and switching it up a little by going as one of my own characters from one of the rpg games I play.

  25. Juan Carlos Garfias Tovar september 15, 2017 at 4:36 am - Reply

    i love this guy, he is amazing!

  26. Shrooblord oktober 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Does the cool of Adam Savage never end?? :'D
    My hero!

  27. trollbot east oktober 17, 2017 at 1:55 am - Reply

    cosplay, one or twice is good for your soul, after that you lose control

  28. Minene Uryuu922 I PC Masterrace I oktober 23, 2017 at 1:17 am - Reply

    you know what i hate about Cosplay ? everyone has great costumes , only the one i have usually sucks ( like on saturday , i have even seen a WoW Ork , a Masterchief , a great Sasuke Uchiha crossplay ( girl cosplaying as male pre Shippuden Sasuke) and i only had a cheap ( 25€ white wig a plastic leather jacket and an orange T-Shirt ( others did recognize my character being Soul Evans from Soul Eater but imo my costume was one of the worst

  29. Emily Jo Whitehall oktober 23, 2017 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Never till now, have I been able to put worlds to why I love cosplay.

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