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LC control no.sh2015001998
LC classificationGV1201.8
Topical headingCosplay
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Variant(s)Costume play
See alsoAmusements
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Role playing
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Found inWork cat: Tooya. Secrets of cosplay, c2014: page 10 (cosplay is the abbreviation of "costume play"; it usually refers to the performance of roles in animations, games and other works through costumes, adornments, props and corresponding makeup)
Oxford English dictionary, 2008 (cosplay, n.; Originally in Japan: the action or pastime of dressing up in costume, esp. as a character from anime, manga, or video games; performances involving people dressed in this way)
Wikipedia, August 13, 2015 (Cosplay; a portmanteau of the words "costume play," is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage)