Cosplay, or 'costume play', is a globally popular performance art that evolved from the otaku subculture born in Japan.
By Tom Roseveare
Day 1 of the famed summer Comiket in Tokyo Big Sight. Cosplayers and the crowd.
By Reika Clare
Guidelines for participating in Comic Market, the biggest anime, manga and game subculture event, which happens twice a year in Tokyo.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your favorite character roaming around Tokyo Dome City!
By Hannah Morse
Witness Japanese teens dressing up as their favourite anime characters at an amusement park
By Michelle Madden
The Fushigi-ichi matsuri held in front of Yokogawa station every April includes many festival-goers in elaborate cosplay costumes.
By JJ Walsh
Sighted in an obscure room in Akita is a treasure trove of cosplay masks & Mizuki Ichiro posters.
By Bonson Lam
Costuming representatives from twenty countries parade down a red carpet in a roped-off section of a main street in downtown Nagoya.
By Katrina Webber
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