New book Cosplay World explores the evolution of costume play, a small curiosity in Japan that became a global phenomenon.
Yaha Han as Camilla from the anime film Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
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Men and women have been dressing up as their favourite characters from anime, films, games, manga, TV, and books for over 100 years.
Kamui as Wonder Woman.
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