Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films and television series.
When can we see the cosplayer?
In Japan there are a lot of cosplayer, so we can see them sometimes. The most high probability area you can is "AKIHABARA". Everyday we can see the cosplayer in AKIHABARA. On the other hand, we have the day which we can see more and more cosplayers. This is "Comic Market Event". "Comic Market" will be held several times a year. The next Comic Market is scheduled to be held in 2016 on 29-December at the Tokyo Big Sight to 31.
Comiket (コミケット Komiketto), otherwise known as the Comic Market (コミックマーケット Komikku Māketto), is the world's largest dōjinshi fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The first Comiket was held on December 21, 1975, with only about 32 participating circles and an estimated 600 attendees.Attendance has since swelled to over a half million people.
It is a grassroots, DIY effort for selling dōjinshi, self-published Japanese works. As items sold in Comiket are considered very rare (because dōjinshi are seldom reprinted), some items sold at Comiket can be found in shops or on the Internet at prices up to 10 times the item's original price, and in certain cases, more than 100 times. The continuing operation of Comiket is the responsibility of the Comic Market Preparatory Committee (ComiketPC).
The most recent Comiket event, Comiket 90, was held on August 12-14 in 2016.
Quotation: wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comiket, 1st-Sep 2016)</blockquote>
How is the comic market?
Voice of the participants.....