Wednesday, January 29

Students find confidence, fight negative body image through cosplay

Gunilla Leuterio cosplays at conventions, festivals and Trader Joe’s. The fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student enjoys getting together with friends and randomly heading to the supermarket in costumes from different anime or manga series. Read more...

Photo: Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as “Love Live!” character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a “Love Live!” movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

TFT film festival to celebrate students’ animation work

UCLA’s animation festival was a first-time prom experience for some students featured in the event. “Prom: Festival of Animation” is a featured event of UCLA’s TFT Film Festival that will showcase student-created animated films Saturday. Read more...

Photo: “Prom: Festival of Animation” is a showcase of original short films made by UCLA students, both within and outside of the animation program. The event will take place Saturday and feature around 40 student-made films. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Instagram project gives feminist twist to major brand ads

Eileen Matthews has created advertisements using national brands including Kleenex and McDonalds. However, her ads aren’t meant to sell tissues or burgers – instead, they’re a form of art and activism. Read more...

Photo: Eileen Matthews created “100 Days of Feminist Ads” in April. The Instagram project releases daily art pieces styled as ads for different well-known brands with a feminist twist, addressing topics like the pay gap and consent. (Courtesy of Eileen Matthews)

‘The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly’ showcases student-written plays

Three one-act plays will feature a support group for mystical creatures, a school for troubled girls and a dubious alien abduction. “The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly,” premiering Friday, is the latest show produced by Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company. Read more...

Photo: “Rialto, CA. 1993” is one of three one-act plays student members of Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company will perform as part of “The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly.” “Rialto, CA. 1993” is an original play written by third-year global studies student Cameron Coulter. (Courtesy of Simon Joo)

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