Definition of cosplay in English:

cosplay

Syllabification: cos·play
Pronunciation: /ˈkäzˌplā
 
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noun

The practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.
More example sentences
  • About 3 years now, I started by helping make my friends their costumes for anime cosplay activities.
  • To see heroes of Paragon City in real life is to see a bleak view of an all cosplay future.
  • I had convention dreams last night, with lots of references to Auckland Armageddon, esp a certain winner of the cosplay awards.

verb

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Engage in cosplay.
More example sentences
  • Was very impressed with the professional way the judging was handled, and my faith in cosplaying is now restored.
  • The costumes in it make me and Sis want to cosplay.
  • When you have the second largest economy in the world and unlimited potential for goodness, what is there to do but cosplay?

Origin

1990s: blend of costume and play.

Derivatives

cosplayer

noun

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