Any Excuse to Avoid a Shave: con-Jesus at Anime Boston 2011
Who would’ve known that Anime Boston 2011 would’ve been such a gold mine for posts about Christianity? I’ve already given links to posts about con-goers celebrating Easter and Charles Dunbar’s panel. Here is a third addition to this group of posts, focusing on a cosplayer known as con-Jesus.
The team behind Cosplay Nation, an in-the-works cosplay documentary, interviewed the frequent con-goer. It’s an interesting piece, and what I didn’t expect was the respect the cosplayer had for Christianity. Aside from mentioning Jesus’ “shows of force” (I don’t think any of the recorded miracles fit into this category), con-Jesus continually mentions his admiration for the faith. We also learn about why he decided to dress this way and why he continues to.
I’ve never been to a con, much less the east-coast ones in which I assume con-Jesus attends. Thus, I’ve never seen him. Have you ever bumped into con-Jesus?