How to Cosplay in the Rogue Valley
Whether it be a masked vigilante who leaps across city rooftops in the night, or a great warrior fighting for glory in a faraway land (or galaxy), cosplayers the world over continue to find new and inventive ways to share their fandoms with the world. And with Medford and Meadowlark Comic Con just around the corner, what better opportunity to show off the bells and whistles of a good cosplay outfit? But what sort of process goes into the creation of these marvelous outfits?
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Renaissance Rose: Cosplayers in Ashland may find the accessories and costume parts they’re looking for at Renaissance Rose. Hats, clothes, wigs, pre-assembled costumes, this lovely shop in downtown Ashland also rents costumes. 10 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, 37 N. Main Street, Ashland, 541.488.0119
Magic Man: For cosplayers in Medford or Grants Pass, Magic Man may have just what you’re looking for. An adult entertainment shop, Magic Man also has a wide variety of costume pieces in their Medford location. Perhaps the one missing piece of your outfit can be found on their shelves? 9 am – 9 pm, Monday – Saturday. 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday. 880 Biddle Road, Medford, 541.776.5818; 9 am – 8 pm, Monday – Saturday. 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 1867 Redwood Ave.,, Grants Pass, 541.956.4420; 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Thursday and Sunday. 10 am – 7 pm, Friday and Saturday, 216 SW G St., Grants Pass, 541.507.1485
Photographer Robert Hastings: And where would the cosplay community be without skilled and passionate photographers? For the Rogue Valley Cosplayer, local photographer Robert Hastings offers his skills and services. Hastings has worked on Undercover Bosses, Fact or Faked: The Paranormal Files, and Building Belushi, and offers a wide variety of photos in addition to cosplay, including wedding, real estate, family, and portrait photography. Facebook at Red Sea Studios, or on Instagram at redseastudios88.
Go forth, noble cosplayers, and show the world how real these characters can be to you!