Cure WorldCosplay (CW) has been operating as a community service for cosplayers and those around them (Photographers, Props Makers etc.) all over the world. We are a multi-lingual platform supporting 12 languages where more than 720,000 members from more than 180 countries post their quality works, 6.5 million images and counting. Our official social media accounts are followed by more than 430,000 people, interacting with users worldwide every day.
We have a strong emphasis on providing community service which is characterized by self-sustainability and development. Cosplayers have various motivations for their activity, some Cosplayer want to become professional, others want more fans, and yet others are looking to share their work with groups. Photographers and Props Makers working closely with Cosplayers also have some influence on the increasing diversity of motivations. The enthusiasm of fans who support them are also on the rise, and Cosplay Economy is attracting attention as a market.
However, regardless whether in Japan or overseas, cosplayers, photographers, prop makers and users alike have challenges and roadblocks. For the sustainable development of the Cosplay economy, we need measures to meet and resolve them.