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Word of the Day 08/01/19 Cosplay

Cosplay (noun, verb)
cosplay [ kos-pley ]


noun
1. the art or practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from fiction, especially from manga, animation, and science fiction.
2. a skit featuring these costumed characters.

verb (used with object)
3. to portray (a fictional character) by dressing in costume.

verb (used without object)
4. to take part in cosplay: He cosplayed as a Jedi from Star Wars.

Origin: First recorded in 1995–2000; cos(tume) + play

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COSPLAY
Martin was out there judging a cosplay contest as part of Courtyard by Marriott's Super Hero HQ.
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN ON ‘GAME OF THRONES,’ THAT CONTROVERSIAL RAPE SCENE, AND HIS WRITING PROGRESS|ANNALIZA SAVAGE|JULY 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Then, after a long period off, I started again with a GoT cosplay.
INSIDE THE OBSESSIVE FANTASY WORLD OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’ COSPLAY|AMY ZIMMERMAN|APRIL 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Growing up, I started to attend comic conventions and to be aware of the cosplay world.
INSIDE THE OBSESSIVE FANTASY WORLD OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’ COSPLAY|AMY ZIMMERMAN|APRIL 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Over the course of researching the phenomenon, Simmons stumbled upon the bizarre world of Japanese cosplay.
A DOLL’S LIFE: LAURIE SIMMONS EXPLORES KIGURUMI|ANN BINLOT|MARCH 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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