cosplay

cosplay

[kos-pley]
noun
1.
the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.
2.
a skit featuring these costumed characters.
verb (used with object)
3.
to portray (a fictional character) by dressing in costume.
verb (used without object)
4.
to take part in cosplay: He cosplayed as a Jedi from Star Wars.

Origin:
1995–2000; cos(tume) + play

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