Cosplay (costume play - "costume game") - a popular hobby, which consists in dressing up in costumes and acting out character, body plastics and facial expressions of computer games characters, cinema, literature, comics, anime and manga.

The level and complexity of character creation can vary greatly and vary from simple themed clothing to costumes with a high degree of detail or a complex technical implementation of the elements. The image chosen for cosplay can be taken from any source or coined by the author of cosplay as an original idea or as a synthesis of famous characters and styles.

The term Cosplay (contamination of two words: "costume", to which the word "play" is added) was coined by a Japanese journalist Takahashi in 1984 year.


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