The organizer for one of the cosplay events in the Philippines was interviewed on the People Make Things podcast. Pablo Bairan explains what cosplay is, gives advice on how to get started and/or improve, making your own costumes, etc. One of the topics also mentioned is self-consciousness and anonymity.
The interview starts near the 23 minute mark.
Do you agree on his definition? Could you relate to some of his experiences while cosplaying? Is cosplay in the Philippines similar to other parts of the world?