This year, women have a lot more opportunities to be seen and heard in cosplay, or costume roleplaying, than ever before. The popularity of internet forums such as cosplaywonder, anime discussion board and fan sites such as cosplaybuddies have made it possible for even the most shy and nerdy cosplayers to be seen and heard in public. At a recent Women in Comics panel at New York Comic Con, only 25 of the full 274 listed attendees were female. In reality, the best bet to see a group of female cosplayers on stage was to be at one of their panels with "woman At a recent “Women in Comics” panel at New York Comic Con" in the name.
Of course, this doesn't mean that future generations of women will be less hostile towards comic books or geek culture overall. The fact is, today's youth are more likely to look up to comic books and related forms of entertainment than their mothers and grandmothers did. This attitude is good news for women because it means that there is a better likelihood of them becoming lifelong readers and fans of comic books and related media. If you have the opportunity to be involved in cosplay events such as women in comics, then why not do it?
It would be an understatement to say that comics are a passion for many people. For many people, nothing beats a good story, delivered in the form of comic art. While female comic book readers can be found in droves at conventions, the best way to experience their passion for comic books is to go to a comic book convention. A trip to one will give you a true sense of what it's like to be a true comic book fan.