World Cosplay Summit 2007 press event

Cosplay fans from around the world gathered at a news conference in Tokyo on August 1 ahead of the World Cosplay Summit 2007.

Cosplay fans at World Cosplay Summit 2007 news conference

The annual event is moving into its fifth edition in 2007. The summit will be held in Nagoya this weekend. More about the press event on Reuters.

In cosplay, people dress mainly as characters from anime, comics, movies and video games. The word cosplay – a combination of the words “costume” and “play” – was coined in Japan; the origin of the culture is more debatable though.

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