by Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 8 November 2013

Cosplayers are common sight at comic book conventions. They are the people who love to dress up as their favourite characters from an anime or manga series, comic book, tv show, movie, or videogame. But have you ever wondered what lives they lead at home, outside the colourful world of comic book conventions?

Photographer Klaus Pichler entered the homes of different cosplayers and captured them wearing their costumes set against the backdrop of their ordinary, daily lives. The series, called Just the Two of Us, was taken between 2011 and 2013. It highlights the people behind the masks without actually revealing their identities.

“Who hasn’t had the desire to just be someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to,” said Klaud. “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. ‘Just the Two of Us’ deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them.”

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