Cosplay

A cosplayer poses for a portrait at the cosplay area during the Anime Japan 2015 Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay (Costume play) is a subculture that sees participants role play as a specific character of their choice. Many of the popular characters are sourced from manga, anime, comic books, video games and cartoons, often the cosplayer will take on the body language, clothing and mannerisms of the character. AnimeJapan 2015, is one of the largest anime festivals in Japan, offering visitors entertainment such as stage performances, screenings, workshops, cosplaying areas, and a chance to buy exclusive anime themed goods

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A cosplayer poses for a portrait at the cosplay area during the Anime Japan 2015 Expo in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay (Costume play) is a subculture that sees participants role play as a specific character of their choice. Many of the popular characters are sourced from manga, anime, comic books, video games and cartoons, often the cosplayer will take on the body language, clothing and mannerisms of the character

Cosplay fans get ready on the opening da...Cosplay fans get ready on the opening day of the 9th China International Comics Games Expo (CCG Expo) in Shanghai on July 11, 2013. More than 300 local and international animation and gaming companies are exhibiting at the five-day expo. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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Cosplay fans get ready on the opening day of the 9th China International Comics Games Expo in Shanghai, China on Thursday.