Cosplay is a youth subculture originating in Japan. The moniker is derived from what “costume” and “play”, and is believed to have been first thought up in 1984 with a Japanese studio executive named Nov Takahashi. When he wrote for Japanese science fiction magazines concerning the impressive costumes worn by attendees in the La Globe Science Fiction Convention, he gradually adopted the portmanteau term cosplay, which is often used to explain the trend today. Read More