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Ever Wondered What Cosplayers Do at Home?

"Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while?" asks photographer Klaus Pichler in the project statement for his series 'Just the Two of Us.' Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego, a second skin which one’s behavior can be adjusted to and causes a person to be perceived differently."

With memories of Halloween revelry fresh in our minds, we know what Mr. Pichler means now more than ever. But instead of capturing a nerd convention, holiday parade, or masquerade party—places  you'd expect to find people decked out in costume—Pichler photographed his subjects in their own homes, going about everyday business. In this way, both the assumed identity of the costume and the real identity of the person inside it are juxtaposed against each other. The effect is truly riveting! Feast your eyes on this series, and ask yourself: what would you be wearing and doing if you were a part of "Just the Two of Us"? We'd love to hear about it in the comments.

Tags: nerds, slideshows, geeky things, cosplay

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Becky Ferreira

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