by Andria Lo
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Primp is a selection of images by photographer Andria Lo that shows young women preparing themselves for the Comic Con International + Anime Overdose in California last year. Andria says of her project that
Costumes and "cosplay" are a major part of the world of comics conventions. It seems to play against the introversion of the hobby. While attending one of these events I was struck by the outrageous costumes, and fascinated by how they could be completely re-contextualized in private settings. Strangely enough, with the exhibitionist element removed, the costumed are even more of a spectacle.We hope you enjoy this backstage view into a unique subculture.