Cosplay A Serious Endeavor At Anime Expo

English: Naruto cosplay at Anime Expo 2006. Ру...
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Dressing up as your favorite character takes a serious amount of time, according to attendees of  the annual Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California.

Costume play, or “cosplay”, gave attendees of the Expo a chance to dress up, and for other attendees to admire the costumes. Costumes varied greatly, from simple kimonos to elaborate costumes taking months to design and create.

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Marc Perez, CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animators, said, “For American culture, its an influx of Japanese culture — sushi, anime, manga, fashion, music and a deep love of cosplay, dressing up for your favorite character.”

Read more about the cosplayers, and a short video of one of them, on the Daily News website.