So a couple of days ago my boss was asking me some questions about Mermaiding and one of the questions he asked was is it the same thing as Cosplay? I answered no because to me Mermaiding is not just about dressing up but is an actual activity you do like Snorkelling or Scuba Diving. In other words it is it's a form of swimming.
It got me thinking though as I know some Mers specifically put on tails as a form of Cosplay, and of course some Mers even Cosplay certain Mer characters such as Pokemon etc, while for others like me I see Cosplay as quite a discreet thing to what I do, even though I technically am dressing up as a fictional 'character' . So I wanted to get your opinions, is Mermaiding and Cosplay the same thing? Or is it not because we dress up for different reasons? And if so what do you see are the things that make Mermaiding different from Cosplay?
Sent from my SM-G360G using Tapatalk