June 23, 2013

What is the definition of "cosplay" in Japan?

"cosplay functions as a 40 billion yen industry and has a large impact on Japan’s economy. ..“cosplay” ... does not only refer to people dressing up as anime and video game characters, but includes all manner of live action, Western, original characters, nurses, maids, and so on."

Source: The lowdown on Japan’s cosplay industry
Japan Today
By Rachel Tackett
MAY. 19, 2013 

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