Short for “costume play,” cosplay is different from, say, dressing up like sexy pizza on Halloween. According to ELA宠儿, a porn star and cosplay aficionado, cosplay simply means dressing up as your favorite character from a comic book, movie, or novel, and taking on the persona 的 that character.

As events like 动漫展 have exploded in popularity, so has the phenomenon 的 adults dressing like wizards in public 😔. 角色扮演 can be sexual or nonsexual, depending on the context. Dressing as Wonder Woman and doing a strip tease for your nerdy gamer boyfriend? 性别ual. Dressing as Gandolf for a Lord 的 the Rings viewing party? Whatever the opposite 的 sexy is.

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如何:

Apart from potential unwanted attention, dressing up as your favorite fictional character can be a total blast. It’s like year-round Halloween! Interested in getting your cosplay on but not sure where to start?

按照字面 资源 on the internet to help you with that. The most important part 的 cosplay is, not surprisingly, the costumes. While some people enjoy making their costumes by hand, there’s no shame in simply buying your costume 线上 if you’re not particularly crafty. Also, make sure your costume is comfortable to wear and easy enough to take off if you have to use the restroom. It sounds obvious, but some 的 these costumes are complex as hell! As far as keeping your outfit clean after wearing it all weekend? Some people recommend using Febreze or inserting sweat guards. 性别y.

Once you get your fly-ass outfit, showcase your look at a cosplay convention. The most famous is, 的 course, 动漫展, but there are 吨 的 others with themes like pop culture, anime, comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. Do a little research and find the convention that speaks to you. Then go out and meet some adults who are very in touch with their inner child.

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变化:

You can’t really talk about cosplay without mentioning furries, a subculture of people who like to dress up in animal costumes, often as a sexual fetish. Most people enjoy petting soft animals, and other people prefer petting soft animals that are actually adults in soft-animal costumes! Like cosplay, the furry trend came out 的 nerd culture.

对“Out 的 the Loop” Reddit community, one user described furries as “a fandom 的 people that take a liking to anthropomorphic animals, or animals with a human bone structure ... People express their furriness in various ways. Some people wear ears/tail, some wear a fursuit, some make art, some write stories, some roleplay.”

As with almost every fandom, there is a pornographic side, in this case known as "yiff." The term is most likely derived from the sound two furries make during love-making. Do with that what you will.

有 furry dating sites and furry conventions, and yes, even furry sex scandals. At the heart 的 the furry fetish is a sexual desire to dress like an animal character and have sexual relations with other people who do the same.

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角色扮演 in Popular Culture:

Not surprisingly, the characters on The Big Bang Theory engage in cosplay. Here they are dressed up as the Justice League and, 的 course, there was a boob joke related to Penny’s Wonder Woman costume.