Short for "costume play", it is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article.
What many people don't know is after the Expo finished the costumed characters make their to an exclusive, unofficial, ultimate masquerade party to cut loose as their alter-egos with the event attracting cosplayers from all over the country to Tauranga. Terry spent months creating her competition piece for this year's Armageddon festival which could rival a World of Wearable Arts runway. She hand sewed leaves onto it and spent months finishing the look. Having it labelled or used as a fetish takes away from the artistry, craft and tribute to the character being portrayed.
Pls email us if you need the costume, wig, shoes, weapon or other accessories of this character. We thank you in advance for your understanding. We have listed measurements for both men's and women's sizes in this guide. If you are doing Cross Cosplay, please make sure you send us the correct measurements. We suggest you have someone else help you to take your measurements. If you have any other special requirements, please add it to the "Special Instruction" field when you select your size. It's across shoulder from right shoulder joint to left shoulder joint instead of in circumference. For female, pls wear a bra when doing this measurement. Measure around the smallest part of your waistline, it's also called natural waistline, at the point where your trousers would normally ride. Keep one finger between the tape and your body.
So back before there was cosplay there was just costuming, and about the only place to show off your work was at science fiction convention masquerades. I was young, thin, and blond, and I just knew I could dress up as Peregrine, if I could get the wings worked out. I could probably cosplay Wraith as well. At least, I could have when I was Giant wings it is. I very often recruited Rob for exploits. Sorry, Rob. What character should he play, that would a suit him; b be recognizable; and c be within our limited capabilities to actually accomplish?