What is Cosplay?
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, cosplay is "the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show) In cosplay, a good costume is as much about creativity with materials and construction as it is about the outcome." People who cosplay can either make their own costume or commission a costume from a creator. Cosplay costumes can be constructed to be true to the original design of the character they are cosplaying as or be modified, usually on a recognizable theme. Cosplay can also be gender-bent, where the original costume and character are of one gender and the cosplayer chooses to "bend" their cosplay to suit a different gender.
Learn how to participate in Cosplay on Display 2023!
The Cosplay on Display program was started in 2022 as a sister program to the Graphic Novel Making Contest and celebrates the creative design and fashion that is cosplay.
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