from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. this sense?) (countable) A costume that imitates a (usually fictional) character, especially from Japanese media (such as manga, anime, tokusatsu, video games, and Japanese pop music bands).
- n. this sense?) (uncountable) The subculture centered on people wearing such costumes.
- n. The art or practice of costuming oneself as a (usually fictional) character.
- n. this sense?) A skit or instance of such play.
- v. To costume oneself as (a character).
The tradition of dressing up for conventions is something that goes much further back than the term cosplay, however.
Anyway, yes, Walter say, that guy in Ohio who does Nazi-themed cosplay is weird.
Usually cosplay is only half hearted and something to laugh at.
This is the famous (in cosplay circles) Belle Chere at this year's SDCC dressed as the one and only She-Devil with a Sword, Red Sonja!
Sure anyone can show up at a convention dressed in cosplay, but how many people could also find super hero attire for their pet?
May 16th, 2008 at 10: 54 pm they are some cool lookin cosplay!
So make sure you know the word cosplay first before your design.
Dressing up in 'cosplay' - wearing a favourite anime or manga character's outfit and teaming up with friends - is also popular in Japan, with thousands of students attending conventions all over the country.
Like hundreds of thousands of students in Japan, she takes part in "cosplay" - dressing up as a favourite anime or manga character.
Beckii's idea to film herself in "cosplay" - derived from costume play - followed and an internet star was born.
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