What is cosplay?
Cosplay, or "costume role-play", is the practice of dressing up as one’s favorite anime or cartoon character.
However, cosplaying is about more than just dressing up as anime characters. Avid cosplayers will attend anime conventions, take pictures with fans, and participate in cosplay masquerades. Most importantly, cosplayers will share their ideas and creations with other people.
Learn more about cosplay at the following links:
Origins of cosplay
- A brief history, established genres
- What are anime and manga? What is a cosplay masquerade?
Cosplay in fan culture
- A discussion on the sociological aspects of cosplay
Interview with a cosplayer
- Learn about a typical day in the life of a cosplayer