Japanese cosplay girl.v. to cosplay, cosplaying; n. cosplayer
n., (kawss play) the act or hobby of dressing in elaborate costumes, often homemade, based on or inspired by anime, Japanese videogame characters, or extreme Japanese fashion fads like goth lolita; usu. worn at anime cons; from Japanese kosupure (“ko su pu ray”), from English costume + play.

Addendum: “Cosplay” is coming to be used to refer to any type of “geek” costuming, such as sci-fi, videogame or superhero costuming. Don’t use it that way. If it’s not anime-based, it ain’t cosplay.

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