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The act or practice of dressing in costume, often homemade, to resemble or portray a fictional character, especially from science fiction, fantasy, manga, or anime.
v. cos·played, cos·play·ing, cos·plays
To engage in cosplay.
To portray (a character) through cosplay: She cosplayed her favorite superhero at a comic book convention.

cos′play·er n.


(ˈkɒsˌpleɪ; ˈkɒz-)
a recreational activity in which people interact with one another while dressed as fictional characters
[C20: shortened from costume play]
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PORTIA LEWIS, 26 C Lewis, an actress and model, began cosplaying as a teenager with the Marvel character Flash.
From left): Hoku Props on a Reinhardt getup, Enji Night cosplaying Xayah from 'League Of Legends', Yael Yuzon and Sen.
One photo showed her happily hugging a cosplayer, cosplaying as her character, Resistance maintenance worker Rose Tico.
In high school, she forms a student club for cosplaying with others who share this interest, including Kirk, who had helped her get into her first cosplay convention over the summer.
Cosplaying has been around a long time, it's just the name that is new.
Rewards include having your name written permanently on the store's wall, pieces of armour, and cosplaying tutorials.
While just about everyone can relate to wearing the costume of a favorite character, even if it's been a few years, far fewer people, even within Comic Con, are familiar with the growing movements of cosplaying known as "(http://www.
As always, the attractions included a cosplaying contest, where fans come dressed as a character from (usually) a TV show, anime or videogame.
This year, the convention claimed the world record for the most people dressed as comic book characters gathered in one place with a staggering 1,784 cosplaying fans turning up for the attempt.
Most of those going to Glasgow's SECC will be cosplaying - or dressing up as their favourite character.
You're bound to have a great day, meet old acquaintances and make new friends with many of our regular cosplaying attendees.