Press

“It’s a heartwarming peek into their world, one inhabited by people too often, and too easily, dismissed as geeks or nerds” – Wired Magazine

“It is a love letter to an unusual, geeky hobby that portrays American cosplayers, and their families and friends, posing in their finest costumes, enjoying candid moments at the conventions, and even intimate scenes creating and getting ready at home” – Forbes Magazine

“Not just the most elaborately dressed or the sexiest, what you see is a cross section of costumed America … each one is set in front of same black backdrop which lets you focus on the cosplayers and how much work they put into their costumes. Ejen’s message is clear : they’re the artist. He’s just the photographer.”  - Madeline Brand Show (NPR)

“Cosplay in America is a gorgeous tribute to the people who attend anime conventions… the layout is slick and the photos are lovely. Chuang did what I hope more people will do in the future, portray cosplay as art”   – Boing Boing.net

“Ejen Chuang’s photographs do what similar photo books weren’t able to do : show cosplayers as real people who like to dress up as fictitious characters. Chuang treats his subjects with respect, and honors their passion for the anime, games and manga that inspired their costumes”  – About.com

MediaBistro’s GALLERYCAT Publishing Project of the Week (2013)

Laughing Squid : Cosplay in America, A Book Documenting the Planning, Creation, and Display of Cosplay (2013)

Huffington Post : Five Types of Cosplayers You May See Wandering The Halls (2013)