The Real Life Superheroes Wiki focuses on anything related to the real life superhero—those who seek to emulate the superheroes of comic books, television and film by suiting up and doing good! This wiki will provide information on these individuals, their community and impact on the world.
Hi, it's been a while since I last checked into the wiki. Real
life happened. I am happy to see some people have continued adding
to the wiki despite my absence but there have been vandals as well
as well-meaning edits that ended up cluttering up the organization
of the wiki. I still have no time to prioritize this wiki as if it
were a full-time job, which is what's really required to maintain
and expand it to the standard I wish it could be at, but I will be
checking in sporadically to clean u…
It appears that Wikia's Lifestyle hub featuring us for the month
of October means that the wiki's daily page views have stabilized
to around 10,000-12,000 a day. From the impromptu poll that I've
run on the main page, it seems to be confirmed that the large
majority of traffic being driven here is due to the wiki being
hosted on Wikia, as only around a quarter of visitors seem to
locate this wiki through any other means such as Google. Of course, the increase in page views
means a corresponding …
There have been several developments for this wiki in the month
of October so far that have translated to growth for the wiki. It
is my wish that this will continue into a positive trend.
Firstly, (although I still have not found the direct cause for
it) unique visitors to the wiki have increased to nearly 20x as
much as what they used to be. So, it looks like the wiki is
starting to reach an audience. However, I have no idea what that
audience consists of and how exactly they're reaching us but…
Cosplay is a Japanese portmanteau of the English words "costume" and "play" stemming from the tendency in Japanese to abbreviate and combine longer words to make concise neologisms. Cosplay was first coined in Japanese (romanized as "kosupure") to describe a hobby where Western fans dressed up as their favorite characters at conventions or in other fandom settings.
Cosplay is relevant to the Real Life Superheroes movement as it is a significant activity in fandom participation, particularly with superhero comic book fans, making it a gateway activity for those who ultimately end up inventing their own personas and design their own costumes to become RLSH. In addition, as many RLSH attend fan conventions while wearing their costumes, they are sometimes mistaken for cosplayers of comic book superheroes.