Garmology: Cosplay every day – With Holly Swinyard, Author (S04/E09)

After getting busy writing during the lockdown, Holly Swinyard returns to talk all things cosplay. We get into the history of cosplay and how while the name is recent, it has much older origins, how humans have maybe always been into dressing up, the potential benefits of taking on a character, the work that goes into costumes, how things changed up with the golden ages of cinema, comics and more recently the Japanese manga and anime. There’s even a mention of the cringeworthy “Tweedman” (regular visitors will recall this…).

You can find Holly Swinyard on Instagram as @lilistprince and all relevant links on her LinkTree!

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Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)

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