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Cosplay is a shortened name for costume play.
In the subculture of Cosplay, the word is used to refer to specific types of costume play where the
participants dress the part of characters from various media sources
like cartoons, comics, graphic novels, or books. Usually these sources
are of the sci-fi, fantasy, anime, or manga genres, yet the genres are
as varied as the costumes. There is often an Asian, Japanese or
Futuristic influence to the costumes.
It is not entirely a
fetish or even sexual, although some participants venture into those
areas. It is a subculture like the furries or Trekkies. International
and local conventions are often held several times a year, and other
conventions often are accepting of cosplayers. Often cosplayers, while
in costume, reenact scenes or make new adventures for their characters.
Cosplayers often spend significant money and time on their costumes painstakingly trying to get every detail.
IMPORTANT: Not all Cosplayers do so with a sexual fetish or intention! Just as in the Furry, Anime or Trek communities; while there are many who use the costumes and props to have an incredible sexual experience, many players do not view it as a sexual activity!
www.cosplay.com | http://www.cosplay.com/
Cosmode (in Japanese): http://www.cosmode.net/top.php
And fun eye candy, Cosplay Cuties: http://www.cosplaycuties.com/