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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. 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

Costumed participants wearing traditional wooden masks perform in the annual carnival parade on February 12, 2015 in Mittenwald, Germany. The German Alpine Karwendel region carnival, or what is locally known as "Fasching," goes back centuries and is a celebration meant to awaken the ghosts of spring. Carnival season is in full swing across western and parts of eastern Germany and culminates on February 16 with Rose Monday

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Costumed participants wearing traditional wooden masks perform in the annual carnival parade on Thursday in Mittenwald, Germany. The German Alpine Karwendel region carnival, or what is locally known as “Fasching,” goes back centuries and is a celebration meant to awaken the ghosts of spring

Rio Carnival 2014 - Day 2...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Rio’s two nights of carnival parades began on March 2, attracting thousands of people from home and abroad. 

A reveler in a carnival costume attends the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the so-called dirty Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

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A reveller in a carnival costume attends the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the so-called dirty Thursday.

A performer wearing a traditional costum...A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 23, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the year of the horse in China.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in China

Artists from the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh wear traditional costumes during a press preview of tableaux displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The tableaux will be part of the Indian Republic Day parade on Jan. 26.  (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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Artists from the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh wear traditional costumes during a press preview of tableaux displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India. The tableaux will be part of the Indian Republic Day parade on Sunday. 

An Indian artist dressed as a devil gestures to the camera during a procession on the last day of Dusshera celebrations in Mysore, India, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. According to Hindu mythology the festival celebrates the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by the goddess Chamundeeswari or Durga and the triumph of good over evil.

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An Indian artist dressed as a devil gestures to the camera during a procession on the last day of Dusshera celebrations in Mysore, India. According to Hindu mythology the festival celebrates the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by the goddess Chamundeeswari, or Durga, and the triumph of good over evil.