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ONE DAY PROJECTS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS

Cosplay

Phyllis Burstein
with students at Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago

Examples of Cosplay costumes
Challenge:
Students dress as their favorite characters from comics, movies, or books and photograph themselves within the school environment

Materials: handmade and store-bought costume items and props, camera

Process:
• Teacher introduces the concept of Cosplay the day before event.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay

Cosplay in French class
• Teacher asks gains permission from other teachers to see if they would be willing to have photo students enter their class during class period.
• Students become part of the school culture while in their Cosplay costumes. Other students photograph them as they interact with other students.
Taking photos of French class

Cosplay in PE class

Lesson Expansion:
• Have students make props and costumes in class the one or two days before the event.
• Have a theme to the Cosplay like Superheroes, movies, or children's books.