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Cosplay and Fandom

  • By: Kristi Brownfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Cosplay, short for “costume play,” is a type of performance art in which people dress as different characters (or items) from fictional universes. As an art form, cosplay began in Japan in the 1970s during fan conventions for Japanese animation ...

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