Cosplay Around the World

Cosplay, or costume play, is an international phenomena in which fans dress up as characters found in comics, manga, anime, films and more. Known as cosplayers, annual conventions like Comic Con, which just finished up in New York City, draw devoted fans and celebrities alike. 

Below is a gallery featuring Associated Press photos of cosplayers from around the world. 


Click on any image to launch the Cosplayers Around the World gallery. 


 

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Lead Image Caption: A “cosplayer” dressed as an animation character poses during the annual Comics Festival and Game Fair in Hong Kong Sunday, July 31, 2011. “Cosplay,” literally means costume play, is disguise by fans of animation and comics. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

 

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