Hooray for cosplay! Dressing up allows us to wear our fandom with pride and to express ourselves however we wish. These books all focus on costuming and feature characters who know how important cosplayers are.
Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci
Edan’s got three major comic conventions before the big show to make her costume perfect so she can cosplay it out of the park. Then she meets fellow cosplay fan Kirk Gomez, and everything changes. Now Edan has to figure out whether it’s worth trying out for a walk-on part as a sidekick in a film, or if she has the strength to be the hero in her own real life.
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
Kit knows she’s just as good a knight as any of the guys at the Castle where she works as a serving wench. She even proves it when she rides in her brother’s place one night. Someone takes a video. it goes viral and Kit is sure she’s going to get her chance to be a regular fighting knight. But what happens when the corporate office says no girls?
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
They meet one fateful night at a comic convention prom, and the two can’t help falling for each other. Jubilee, daughter of the owners of tiny Verona Comics and Ridley, angst-ridden son of the biggest comic chains in the country. Now if they can just keep their parents from finding out about their romance.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield , the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first. The first in a series, all involving Starfield and comic cons.
The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four. Then Trixie’s best friend starts dating Ben’s friend and they’re all thrown together. So who joins who when Trixie’s friend gets expelled for cheating?