- the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.
- a skit featuring these costumed characters.
- to portray (a fictional character) by dressing in costume.
- to take part in cosplay: He cosplayed as a Jedi from Star Wars.
Origin of cosplay
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Examples from the Web for cosplay
Martin was out there judging a cosplay contest as part of Courtyard by Marriott's Super Hero HQ.George R.R. Martin on ‘Game of Thrones,’ That Controversial Rape Scene, and His Writing Progress
July 28, 2014
Then, after a long period off, I started again with a GoT cosplay.
Growing up, I started to attend comic conventions and to be aware of the cosplay world.
Over the course of researching the phenomenon, Simmons stumbled upon the bizarre world of Japanese cosplay.A Doll’s Life: Laurie Simmons Explores Kigurumi
March 10, 2014