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What is Cosplay

Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism
Refers to costuming or wearing a costume of a specific character. Cosplayer refers to those who are cosplaying or like to cosplay. It can be used as both a noun and verb. For example: She is cosplaying Princess Leia (verb). Cosplay can be likened to performance art (noun).
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When Science Fiction Meets Reality: The History, Fandoms, and Logistics of Atlanta's Dragon Con™
Tyra Anne Mitchell Burton (Kennesaw State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1048-3.ch014
Eighty years after the first science fiction convention, geek culture has gone mainstream and facilitated exponential growth in the fandom convention industry. With fandom conventions facing increasing competition and changing demographics, standing out in the crowded convention space is essential. Dragon Con founded in 1987 created the idea of the multi-genre convention that has something for everyone. Since its inception, Dragon Con has changed to fit fans' evolving tastes and formed strategic relationships with key partners. With growth comes issues related to registration, wait lines, harassment and security which need to be addressed while trying to take into account the younger and more diverse fandoms.
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Comic Con Communion: Gender, Cosplay, and Media Fandom
A portmanteau of the words “costume” and “play,” an activity in which one dresses in costume to roleplay a favorite character from a book, comic book, TV show, movie, video game, or other media.
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Anime Fans as Dramatists: Plotlines That Describe Japanese Animation's Potential in Public Schools
Originally a Japanese word inspired by English – “costume play” – to describe the process of making and/or wearing costumes inspired by fictional characters. Anglophone anime fans now use the word to describe wearing costumes inspired by fictional anime characters.
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Anime and Manga Fandom in the 21st Century: A Close-Up View
A contraction of the term ‘costume play’, this is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
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