Cosplay was created from the
words “costume play”, is a
performance art or hobby in which
participants wear costumes and
accessories to represent a specific
chareter or idea that is usually
identified with a unique name.
•Cosplaying includes dressing
up as chareter from various
mangas, animes, comic books,
video games, and films.
•Any entity from the real or
virtual world that lends itself to
dramatic interpretation may be
taken up as a subject.
The cosplayer's purpose may generally be sorted
into one of three categories, or a combination of
•The first purpose might be to express adoration
for a character, or in feeling similar to a character
•The second category is those people who enjoy
the attention that cosplaying a certain character
brings. Such cosplayers are often characterised
by their choice of popular characters.
•The third is those who enjoy the creative
process, and the sense of personal achievement
•The term “cosplay” was coined by
Nov Takahashi in 1984,
while attendinga sci-fi convention in
Los Angeles. He was so impressed by
the costume masquerade that he
wrote about it in Japanese sci-fi
magazines. Word spread quickly
through Japan of this new
•Since then cosplay has spread to
countries across the globe
•Japan is the largest exporter of quality
cosplay. the Japanese have taken
cosplay to a new level. They’ve
managed to turn it into an art
form, inspiring fellow cosplayers
•The most popular form of presenting
a cosplay is by wearing it to a fan
covention or Event. Multiple
conventions dedicated to anime and
manga, comics, TV shows, video
games, science fiction and fantasy may
be found all around the world.
•WCS (World Cosplay Summit ) is an
annual international cosplay event
that promotes friendly international
exchange through Japanese pop
•Brazillian events: Anime Friends,
Anipolitan, Bon Odori and others.
Cosmaker: is a person who creates
cosplays costumes to sell.
Social worker: Cosplayers that visiting
orphanages, kindergartens, hospitals
These Cosplayers are members of the Group “Cosplayers-BA”.
Jonathan Callis Photography
Ana Luiza Cosplay
Witchiko, Reika, Mon, Ryoko, Akatsuki Tsukasa