Self Concept of Cosplayer



By : Ni Putu Intan W.J.

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Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran

Department : PS. PSIKOLOGI

Cosplay comes from words costume and play. The person that does cosplay called cosplayer. Cosplayer is someone that wears costume as like as certain characters or characters that own by themselves. Cosplayer makes an attractive costume or closely as possible to the characters that they want to show. Cosplayer also have to act as same as the trait of characters they want to show. The purpose of this study are for knowing what aspects that have a role on and how the processes of formation of self-concept. The study type is qualitative with phenomenology approach. The sampling technique of this study was purposive sampling and data was collected from interview and observation. Subject in this study were two adolescent girl that doing cosplay. The data was analyzed using thematic coding which are open coding, axial coding, and selective coding. Based on the results of data analysis, there are four aspects that have a role on self-concept in Cosplayer. They are physics aspect, psychological aspect, social aspect and moral aspect. The processes of formation of self-concept are knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation.

Keyword : self-concept, adolescent, cosplayer

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