Costume Play or Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game.
Cosplay is a fun way to let yourself be someone else for a little while. It’s also a great way to meet people who have the same interests as you. I’ve been cosplaying for a few years now and I love being able to go to conventions and meet people. It’s also a place to buy both licensed and fan products.
I know people who have used cosplay as a jump off point to working on movies or for video game companies.