This paper "A Phenomenological Study on How Cosplay Affects the Self - Presentation of Cosplayers" investigated and aimed to determine the Cosplayers' level of Self - Monitoring and factors that affect their Self - Presentation as individuals and as Cosplayers. Likewise, this study also focused on the validation of the Uses and Gratification Theory of Katz and Blumer. A total of 93 Cosplayers in Batangas City ranging from 16 to 25 years of age and are certified Cosplayers were used in the study. The researcher used the qualitative and quantitative method in analyzing the data gathered through questionnaires and interview. Using Pearson - r in correlating the respondents' level of Self - Monitoring and Cosplay, the researcher found out that the higher the number of the characters the cosplayers cosplayed, the lower their level of self - monitoring and also found a significant relationship between Cosplayers' Self - Presentation and Cosplay at 0.05 level (2 tailed).
Dior Grita F. De Torres, Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas, Philippines
Roma Angelica P. Victoriano, Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas, Philippines
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