Costume Play, or for short Cosplay, is dressing up as a character from animes or games. It is a large part of the Japan’s otaku culture, but it’s not restricted in Japan only.
This time I was able to obtain some photos from the largest anime festival in North America, the AnimeExpo. Let’s see some of the photos.
(Photos are from AnimeExpo 2010)
Let’s start from the Final Fantasy series
Heroines of FF13
Cloud, Zack, and Tifa from FF7
And in the background the Sand Siblings is visible too
I thought it was a paper-mache for a second there
Just from the photo I can see he seems to be pretty popular
Yuna and Rikku
Warrior of Light
And in the background is the Leaf Village Ninja?
Haruhi and Kyon
The pose really bring out the character
Storm trooper from Star Wars
This pose is oddly familiar…?
What a safe security detail
Time for Nintendo
Link and Zelda
Characters from Mario, cute!
The side of Samus is really impressive
…the man himself?
Sargent Keroro. Seems to be enjoying his time
You do see Pocky around in Japan not Hello Panda not as much/p>
I think this is the original
Snake from METAL GEAR Series. Pro at infultration