Costumes

A young women (C) dressed in cosplay uses her phone at the annual Ani-Com show in Hong Kong on July 29, 2016. The Ani-Com show is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia, where teenagers and video game lovers go to buy limited editions of toy figures and wear costumes mimicking their favourite comic book heroes. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images

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A young women dressed in cosplay uses her phone at the annual Ani-Com show in Hong Kong. The Ani-Com show is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia, where teenagers and video game lovers go to buy limited editions of toy figures and wear costumes mimicking their favourite comic book heroes

Indian children dressed as the country's founding father Mahatma Gandhi line up for a function in Mumbai on Thursday. Some 1000 children participated in the event promoting the Gandhian ideology to spread the message of simple living, reduce consumption and waste as a mark of respect to Gandhi, famed as the torchbearer of India's fight against British rule

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Indian children dressed as the country’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi line up for a function in Mumbai on Thursday

Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the 'French attack', in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world. The event will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne

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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world

Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the era of the Battle of Waterloo travel on an escalator after attending a memorial unveiling at Waterloo Station in London, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The new war memorial honours all of the allied forces who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The centrepiece is a giant replica of the reverse of the Waterloo Campaign medal

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Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the era of the Battle of Waterloo travel on an escalator after attending a memorial unveiling at Waterloo Station in London on Wednesday. The new war memorial honours all of the allied forces who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815

Models in costumes use their smartphones as they take a break at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Beijing's municipal government declared Wednesday as "Capital Internet Safety Day" as part of an effort to educate Chinese Internet users on avoiding fraud and identity theft online

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Models in costumes use their smartphones as they take a break at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on Wednesday

Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 14, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations.

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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues

Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre's Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.

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Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre’s Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.

People dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Tuesday in Kyoto, Japan.  Each year approximately 2000 people participate in the Jidai Matsuri festival on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. Participants dress in authentic costumes from almost every period of Japanese history and parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine.

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People dressed in costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Tuesday. The festival marks the anniversary of the foundation of the city.

Costumed visitors walk about an event venue during the China International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Visitors dressed in colourful costumes stroll around the International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, on Thursday

Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool (BRUNEI - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Monday.