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Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody
FanX » Many fans put in hours of work to dress up as their favorite characters.


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Cosplay is so prevalent at conventions that professionals now do it. Some models who go by the common name Cosplay Corps have a booth at FanX, selling photos of themselves in costume.

"I nerd out, and I like to dress up," said Joanie Brosas, a professional model from Murray. Brosas, who describes herself as half-Filipino and "flat as a board," stands out from the other Cosplay Corps models, who tend toward the buxom.

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Salt Lake Comic Con Fan eXperience — or FanX — runs Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Salt Palace, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. One-day tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children ages 11 to 16, free for children 10 and under.

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Brosas’ get-up Friday was as the comic book character Aphrodite IX, who sports long green hair, short shorts and a skimpy tank top. She opted against wearing her most risque costume, Vampirella, which consists of a red thong, two thin strips of fabric, and strategically placed double-sided tape.

Brosas’ advice for amateur cosplayers: "I just say go for it. … Find what’s in your closet and use it."

spmeans@sltrib.com

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