Sea Change

July 2014, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. Lisa (21) is posing for a picture dressed up in a cosplay costume during the annual NISA-Con, a convention for Japanese and cosplay culture. She is curently training as a mechanic at VW. "At the beginning, my parents where not really happy about the style and me spending so much money on the costumes. But as I am now more and more drifting into steampunk, they are really supporting." Not like most the rest of the society. Once a costume has been destroyed by bypassers. "But here within the community, there is a lot of openness and people treat each other with respect and without prejudices."