What is Cosplay? It is the shortening of two words.
Costume and play. The early 90s saw a rise of cosplay into modern culture. "It is the practice of portraying a fictional character - at times completely identifying as that character while in costume, and thus acting as if the individual was that character to add to the authenticity of the experience.
How many people just love the world of fantasy. There are those that love to act and play the part of someone else. How exciting to step out of the box of day to day living.
Making headlines all over the world, especially in the West we see more and more RPGs in the entertainment industry. Cosplay or 'costume play' originated in the past decade from Japan. The growth is staggering. Because of social media Cosplay has become well known.
Here is the opportunity. No.1 fans of characters, rather than just playing them can also transform into them, dress like them, act and move the same and pose like them. Photography skills along with lighting and Photoshop manipulation allow you to bring your chosen character to life. A few examples you will see in the photos are 300-Spartan,Assassin Creed - Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, Atlantica Onine - Oracle, batman The Dark Knight - Joker, Bayonetta, Bioshock - Big Daddy, Bleach, Diablo III-Deamon Hunter. Amazing to see that someone can play and replicate the detail and complexity in many of these costumes but the the cosplay experience is going to blow you away!
Be certain to have a look at the 'Hongkiat' website below. From the site:"Today, we showcase the level of enthusiasm and spirit of these cosplayers who put so much effort into the costume details, as well as their photographers who put all their skills to the test to pull these characters out of their realm into ours. Marvel at the following 40 professional cosplayers who can turn you into a cosplay junkie in a heartbeat."